SAN JOSE - The San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda), proud American Hockey League (@TheAHL) affiliate of the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks), and General Manager Joe Will announced today that the club has released Defenseman Gus Young (@GusYoung70) from his professional tryout agreement (PTO). Young will rejoin the Florida Everblades of the ECHL (@ECHL).
In five game with the Barracuda this season, Young collected two points (all assists), eight penalty minutes, and a plus-three rating.
Young skated in 132 games for the Worcester Sharks and San Jose Barracuda from 2014 to 2016, totaling 31 points (eight goals, 23 assists), 65 penalty minutes, and a plus-22 rating. Over his four year professional career, Young has appeared in 166 AHL games with Worcester, San Jose, Chicago, and San Antonio, accumulating 37 points (nine goals, 28 assists), 139 penalty minutes, and a plus-20 rating. In 28 games with the Everblades this season, the Dedham, Massachusetts native racked up 22 points (three goals, 19 assists), eight penalty minutes, and plus-nine rating.
Young, 26, was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the seventh round (#184 overall) in the 2009 NHL draft. Prior to turning pro, the six-foot-two, 201-pound defender played four seasons at Yale University where he won a National Championship in 2013.
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