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Fantasy Summary

A potential bottom-six center with strong defensive instincts.


Observations

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May 2021 – In his first season in Providence, Yoder was used primarily as the fourth-line center. He has always been lauded for his defensive abilities and he continued to impress in that regard this year. When he was on the ice at even strength, his team scored 52.6% of the goals. The Penguins like to let their college prospects use all four years of their eligibility and will likely let their 2020 pick do the same. Time will tell if he can use his strong skating and hands to generate offense. Kyle Watson

October 2020 – Yoder was selected by the Penguins 170th overall in the sixth round of the 2020 NHL draft. Committed to Providence College, he is expected to spend a few years there before making the jump to the next level. He is known for being defensively responsible and a solid penalty killer. Yoder is aggressive on both the defensive side and on the forecheck. He is not the player that will impress you with flashy stickhandling, but he is very good at moving the puck safely out of danger. Clare McManus

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 28, 2002
Height 5‘11”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 6; Overall: 170

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 West Coast Selects U13WSI U139 3 58 4|        
 2015-2016 Dallas Stars Elite 14U AAAT1EHL 14U15 4 1216 6|Playoffs5 1 23
  Dallas Stars Elite 14U AAAJohn Reid Bantam5 4 15 0|        
 2016-2017 Dallas Stars Elite 16U AAAT1EHL 16U32 14 1832 22|Playoffs4 0 22
 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Elite 16U AAAT1EHL 16U32 14 2034 16|        
  Team Columbia USA-S153 0 22 -|        
 2018-2019 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL33 5 49 10|Playoffs2 0 00
  U.S. National U17 TeamUSDP55 9 918 18|      <