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Howie Young

Howie Young

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: August 2, 1937
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 175
Shoots: Right
WHL First All-Star Team (1974) Loaned to New Westminster (WHL) by Toronto for cash, October, 1958. Transferred to Chicoutimi (QHL) by Toronto for cash, October 26, 1958. Traded to Hershey (AHL) by Toronto (Rochester-AHL) for cash, August, 1960. Traded to Detroit by Hershey (AHL) for Jack McIntyre, Marc Reaume and Pete Conacher, January, 1961. Traded to Chicago by Detroit for Ron Ingram and Roger Crozier, June 5, 1963. Traded to Los Angeles (WHL) by Chicago for cash and future considerations (rights to Wayne Smith, July, 1964) with Chicago retaining NHL rights, February 11, 1964. Traded to Detroit by Chicago (Los Angeles - WHL) for loan of Murray Hall and Al Lebrun for remainder of 1966-67 season and future considerations (Murray Hall, Al Lebrun and Rick Morris, June, 1967), December 20, 1966. Traded to Oakland by Detroit with Gary Jarrett, Doug Roberts and Chris Worthy for Bob Baun and Ron Harris, May 27, 1968. Claimed on waivers by Chicago from Oakland, October 2, 1968. Rights transferred to Vancouver after NHL club purchased Vancouver (WHL) franchise, December 19, 1969. Loaned to Phoenix (WHL) by Vancouver for remainder of 1970-71 season, November 7, 1970. Claimed by San Diego (WHL) from Vancouver in Reverse Draft, June, 1971. Suspended by San Diego (WHL) for refusing to report to team, September, 1971. Traded to Phoenix (WHL) by San Diego (WHL) for cash, August, 1972. WHA rights transferred to Phoenix (WHA) after owners of Phoenix (WHL) franchise granted WHA expansion team, September 14, 1973. Traded to Winnipeg (WHA) by Phoenix (WHA) for cash, January, 1975. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix (WHA), February 12, 1977.
Quote of the Day

He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers