Dennis Yan
North American Skater - Shawinigan, QMJHL
Final Rank:30Midterm Rank:35
Position:Left WingShoots:Left
Height:6' 1"Weight:184
Born:April 14, 1997
Born in:Portland, OR, USA
Drafted: 2015: TBL (3rd Round / 64th Overall) 

• In his rookie season with the Cataractes, Yan collected 64 points (33-31—64) in 59 games to help the club to a 32-point improvement from the 2013-14 campaign. His 33 goals paced all Quebec Major Junior Hockey League rookies (tied with Filip Chlapik, No. 18 NA Skater).

• He also led QMJHL rookies with seven goals in the playoffs, despite Shawinigan falling to Halifax in their seven-game opening-round series. In Game 5, Yan became the fifth rookie in franchise history to score a hat trick in the playoffs, netting all three Cataractes goals in an eventual 4-3 double-overtime loss.

• The Portland, Ore., native scored in the final minute of overtime in the bronze-medal game against Sweden at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial. He finished the tournament with eight points (4-4—8) in five games, tied for second on the U.S. with Brock Boeser (No. 27 NA Skater) behind Thomas Novak (No. 28 NA Skater). He also was part of the U.S. squad that captured gold at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

• Yan moved to Russia with his family at an early age, where he began playing hockey before relocating back to North America to aid his development in hockey.

• In 2011-12, he compiled 33 points (22-11—33) in 30 games for the Lambton Jr. Sting Minor Midget AAA team. Yan played the following season as a 15-year-old on the Belle Tire under-18 team, collecting 45 points (30-15—45) in 40 games.

• Yan joined the U.S. Under-17 team for the 2013-14 season, playing alongside fellow 2015 NHL Draft prospects Noah Hanifin (No. 3 NA Skater) and Colin White (No. 29 NA Skater). He then was selected eighth overall by Shawinigan in the 2014 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.


NHL team: Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL player: Matt Duchene
Shootout move: "Fake shot, backhand five-hole"
Goal celebration: "Slide on one knee"
Video game: NHL 15
Movie: Non-Stop
Actor: Liam Neeson
Sport (other than hockey): Tennis
Athlete (non-hockey): Mike Tyson


2014-2015USA U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2014)ITLTOUR54484
2013-2014USA U-17NTDP4812142654
2013-2014USA (2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge)NATOUR61232