48 Scott Young
1995-1996 Inaugural Season
No set tag. Neck tagging 56-R.
This jersey was acquired from the Colorado Avalanche during one of their first jersey auctions at McNichols Arena in March 1996. Although none of the first-year jerseys had a set mark, this jersey is believed to be from the first regular season set. It was rumored that the first jerseys were not holding together very well, which can be seen in the unraveling seams on this jersey. Another interesting point on this jersey, which is typical of the first Avalanche jerseys, is that the nameplate is not cut to shape very evenly, suggesting that the plate itself was hand cut. Also note the smaller crest, stylized letters, and blocked Starter logo on the first-year jerseys. The jersey shows very good game use, with numerous marks, small tears and burns throughout. Of note is the excessive wear on the sleeve numbers, where the texture on the face of the numbers is frayed from use. The front of the jersey has several very good black marks. The jersey comes with the Avalanche notarized LOA that accompanied all of the auctioned jerseys.
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Scott Young was drafted 11th overall in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft by the Hartford Whalers and joined the team almost two years later, after playing with the United States National Team and participating in the 1988 Winter Olympics.
An international hockey veteran, Young represented the United States on several front including; the World Junior championships (1985-1987), the World Championships (1987 and 1994), the Winter Olympics (1988, 1992 and 2002), and the World Cup (1996).
A quick skater who developed into an excellent forechecker with a hard, accurate shot. Starring as a defenceman at Boston University, Young earned Hockey East First Team All-Star honours in 1986 and had previously earned First Team All-Star honours at the 1987 World Junior Hockey Championships.
Young was traded by the Whalers to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1990 and was a member of the Penguins 1991 Stanley Cup team. He won his second Cup as a member of the Colorado Avalanche in 1996 after he was acquired by the Quebec/Colorado franchise in March of 1992.
After five seasons in the Quebec/Colorado organization, Young joined the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in 1997-98 before signing as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues in the summer of 1998. The Clinton, MA native spent four seasons in St. Louis before signing as a free agent with the Dallas Stars in 2002 and played in his 1,000th NHL game during the 2002-03 season.
Following a lock out year in 2004-05, Young returned to the Blues in the summer of 2005.
Aside from his international experience with USA Hockey, Young spent time overseas with stops in Italy and Germany.
Right wing - Shoots right
Born: October 1, 1967 - Clinton, Massachusetts
6-0, 190 lbs.
Hartford's first choice, 11th overall in the 1986 Entry Draft. Traded to Pittsburgh by Hartford for Rob Brown, December 21, 1990. Traded to Quebec by Pittsburgh for Bryan Fogarty, March 10, 1992. Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Anaheim by Colorado for Anaheim's 3rd round choice (later traded to Florida - Florida selected Lance Ward) in 1998 Entry Draft, September 17, 1997. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 28, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 5, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Memphis (CHL), January 7, 2005. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, September 13, 2005.
- Hockey East Rookie of the Year (1986) (co-winner - Al Loring)
- WJC-A All-Star Team (1987)