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Stephane Yelle

Stephane Yelle  #18

Center
NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: May 9, 1974
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 182 DRAFTED: NJD / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (186th overall)
- Has made the postseason in 13 of his 14 NHL seasons.
- Member of Colorado’s 1996 and 2001 Stanley Cup championship teams.
- Has appeared in 170 career playoff games, 116 with the Avalanche (fourth most in franchise history).
- Was acquired from Carolina at the trade deadline.
- Appeared in 11 games with the Avalanche, tallying one point (0g/1a).  Skated in 59 games for the Hurricanes, totaling seven points (4g/3a). 
Traded to Quebec by New Jersey with New Jersey's 11th round choice (Steven Low) in 1994 Entry Draft for Quebec's 11th round choice (Mike Hanson) in 1994 Entry Draft, June 1, 1994. Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Calgary by Colorado with Chris Drury for Derek Morris, Jeff Shantz and Dean McAmmond, October 1, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Boston, September 3, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, August 19, 2009. Traded to Colorado by Carolina with Harrison Reed for Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll and Colorado's 6th round choice (Tyler Stahl) in 2010 Entry Draft, March 3, 2010.
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A piece of scar tissue breaks off, pinches the nerve, and every time you move your leg it's almost like having a root canal in your stomach and groin.

— Detroit Red Wings center Stephen Weiss on his sports hernia surgery