Colorado Avalanche forward Brandon Yip charges for the puck in a game against the St. Louis Blues on Feb. 8, 2010 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs re-signed Yip to a two-year deal on July 7. (Photo by Joe Nguyen/AsiaXpress.com)
Colorado Avalanche re-sign Brandon Yip to two-year deal
Forward scored 11 goals, 8 assists during regular season, finished second in points on team during playoffs
By AsiaXpress.com staff reports
July 7, 2010
DENVER – Forward Brandon Yip signed a two-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche on July 7, according to the organization.
The 25-year-old right wing scored 11 goals and dished eight assists in 32 regular season games last year. He led all NHL rookies in goals-per-game with an average of 0.34. In the playoffs, Yip finished second on the team with four points (two goals, two assists). The Denver Post reports the deal is worth $1.45 million.
He missed the first two months of his rookie season after suffering a hand injury in a fight during a preseason game.
Yip helped Boston University to the NCAA title in 2009, finishing second on the team in goals (20), fourth in points (43) and leading in penalty minutes (118). In his four years with the Terriers, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound forward tallied 45 goals and 63 assists in 139 games.
As a freshman, the British Columbia native was named the Hockey East rookie of the year and was selected to the all-rookie team after getting 31 points. Injuries to his ankle and his shoulder limited him to 18 games his sophomore season, but returned with 23 points his junior year.
Yip was drafted in the eighth round, 239th pick overall, by the Avs in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.