"It was pretty rough, but the surgery had to be done," said Yogan "... It feels great now, and it's much more stable than it was before. It was necessary for me to get that surgery so I could play 100 percent up to my expectations, and getting that out of the way definitely is going to help out my game...
"...I definitely have size to my advantage, so I like to use my size and I like to be a little physical," said Yogan. "But I love to score. That's why I play the game, and that's what I do. I put the puck in the back of the net. That's how I'm going to continue my game when I get up to Traverse City, and hopefully wherever I am next year. That's what I love to do."
Yogan, a Florida native, finished the 2010-11 season by playing in the final two regulation games for the CT Whale where he picked up 2 goals and an assist...
"He goes right to Hartford and plays those two games, and he did really well," said Assistant GM Jeff Gorton. "He scored a couple of goals, made some plays and went to the net. He's one of those guys where the puck follows him. He's a puck-lucky guy who goes to the hard areas and he seems to have some luck where the puck goes to him. And he's got size. ... Adam Graves saw him at the end, and he couldn't believe how much the puck was following him around in Hartford."
Gorton adds that Yogan has also spent time (this summer) with Barb Underhill working on his skating.
Yogan also had a solid Development Camp in June. However, Jess Rubestein at The Prospect Park is reporting that Yogan is on the OHL trade market because of a strained relationship with Erie Otter coach Robbie Ftorek.
...Yogan has huge offensive upside and is a prospect that is not talked about enough by Rangers fans. He is another forward along with Thomas and Kreider that could lead the Rangers offense for the next 10 years.
Looks like a good prospect and seems to have good skills, but a coach dispute in Juniors that may require a trade is a red flag for sure. Seems like there's a lot of players he needs to jum depth-wise so he needs to make sure he has his head on straight to have any shot with the Rangers.
@gravey94 And we know the Rangers won't stand for that after seeing what happened with Werek.