Yohann Auvitu

Kevin Wickersham

2017-07-10

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Yohann Auvitu, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 198

Born: 1989-07-27

Hometown:  Ivry-Sur-Seine, France

Drafted: Undrafted – Signed as a Free Agent with New Jersey Devils

 

 

 

Observations:

July 2017 – After spending last year with the Devils' organization, most of it at AHL Albany, Edmonton has inked Auvitu to a one-year contract. Kevin Wickersham

May 2017 – In such a difficult year for New Jersey featuring so many prospects it was a bit surprising Auvitu didn't return after his December Albany assignment. Following an initially strong NHL start, his AHL offensive totals (five goals, eight assists in 29 games, 2.83 shots-per-game average) weren't bad, but his overall play did decline somewhat. Missing several weeks with a lower-body injury didn't help. A regular healthy scratch near year's end, the restricted free agent may consider a return to France. – Kevin Wickersham

December 2016 – In 23 games with New Jersey during which he logged a good amount of ice time (on average 16:10 minutes per game, with 2:07 on the power play), he compiled two goals, two assists, a plus-two rating, and 50 shots. The French blueliner was then assigned to the AHL's Albany squad. While starting the NHL season strong, Auvitu struggled a bit of late and was a healthy scratch for several recent contests. The move to Albany should ensure that he returns to playing significant minutes and remains sharp should a move back up to the big club occur. Kevin Wickersham

October 2016 – The unheralded free-agent signing made the Devils out of camp and is making an impression during the regular season. Auvitu opens the