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By Victor Fernandes Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: February 4th, 2013

Former Erie Otters Michael Rupp and Nick Palmieri were involved in a trade between the NHL’s New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild.
According to reports Monday, the Rangers sent Rupp, 33, to the Wild for Palmieri, 23, and fellow forward Darroll Powe. Rupp had four goals, five points and 109 points in 68 games since joining the Rangers a season ago. He has 53 goals, 95 points and 765 penalty minutes in 565 games with the Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets and Phoenix Coyotes from 2002-13.
Rupp, a Cleveland native, had 51 goals, 110 points and 293 penalty minutes in 137 games with the Otters from 1997-2000. Palmieri totaled 65 goals and 114 points in 174 games for the Otters from 2005-08 before being traded to Belleville. He was playing for the Houston Aeros, the Wild’s AHL affiliate, this season. He had 10 goals and 21 points in 40 games. He has 13 goals and 25 points in 87 career NHL games with New Jersey (2009-11) and Minnesota (2011-12). He reportedly will play with the Connecticut Whale, the Rangers’ AHL affiliate.

Posted: August 5th, 2011

The Erie Otters have traded forward Andrew Yogan to Peterborough for multiple draft picks, a league source has confirmed. Yogan has waived his no-trade clause, the source said. The deal is expected to approve by OHL officials later this afternoon.

Yogan experienced an up-and-down, injury-riddled career with the Otters since being acquired from Windsor in November 2008. He had 17 goals and 34 points in 35 games after the trade, but missed the final month of the 2008-09 season and the playoffs with a concussion. He missed the 2009-10 playoffs with a fractured foot.

Then he missed all but the last 10 regular-season games in 2010-11 because of shoulder surgery. He also was scratched for the final four games of a seven-game, first-round loss to Windsor because he was sick. Yogan has 45 goals and 93 points in 108 games with the Otters.

He was the New York Rangers’ fourth-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, but he remains unsigned.

Here’s what Jim Schoenfeld, New York Rangers assistant coach and general manager of the AHL’s Connecticut Whale, told Whale staff writer Bruce Berlet about Yogan in an e-mail this week: “Because he missed most of last year with a shoulder injury, we feel another year of juniors might be best for him. But we will monitor him closely in camp, and you may see him in Hartford.”

- Victor Fernandes

 

 

 

 

Posted: August 4th, 2011

Erie Otters forward Andrew Yogan, who’s currently on the trade market, could return to the OHL for his overage season, based on today’s report from Connecticut Whale staff writer Bruce Berlet on the AHL club’s website. Yogan, the New York Rangers’ fourth-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, had a brief stint with the Whale at the end of last season.

From www.ctwhale.com:

Yogan, a fourth-round pick in 2010, also should have a good chance to make the Whale after participating in the prospects tournament. He missed most of last season after having surgery on his left shoulder on Sept. 21, and then spent his final month of rehabilitation with the Whale before returning to the Otters and getting three goals and one assist in 10 games. When Erie was eliminated from the playoffs, Yogan returned to the Whale and learned more about the pro lifestyle and what he would need to do to succeed at the next level.

Yogan continued to build on his Whale success at the prospects camp, where he was one of the dominant offensive players. His left shoulder was clearly 100 percent, enabling him to elevate his game and score some notable goals in scrimmages while often in the middle of the action.

“Because he missed most of last year with a shoulder injury, we feel another year of juniors might be best for him,” (Rangers assistant coach/Whale GM Jim) Schoenfeld said via email. “But we will monitor him closely in camp, and you may see him in Hartford.”

 

 

 

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