|BIRTHPLACE:||Vancouver, BC, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||COL: 2004-239 overall|
Made his first appearance on an Opening Night roster and went on to collect 22 points (12g/10a) in 71 games with the Avalanche…Surpassed his rookie season total in all three scoring categories…Scored the winning goal in the shootout on Oct. 12 at Detroit…Missed two games (groin), Oct. 16-18…Recorded two points (1g/1a) and his first career fighting major on Nov. 6 vs. Dallas…Combined with David Jones to score 17 seconds apart on Nov. 15 vs. St. Louis, the Avalanche’s fastest two goals since Oct. 22, 2005…Tied his career high with two goals on Jan. 24 vs. St. Louis and April 8 vs. Dallas…Appeared in his 100th NHL game on April 5 at St. Louis.
Scored 11 goals and had 19 points in 32 games during his rookie campaign…Finished first among NHL rookies in goals-per-game at 0.34… Missed the first two months of the season due to a hand injury suffered during a preseason game on Sept. 18 at St. Louis…Made his professional debut with Lake Erie (AHL) on Dec. 1 and recorded two goals in six games with the Monsters…Was recalled from Lake Erie on Dec. 18 and made his NHL debut on Dec. 19 vs. Columbus…Scored his first NHL goal on Dec. 22 vs. Anaheim…After going pointless in his first two contests, went off for 11 goals and 18 points in his next 20 games…Picked up his first career assist on Dec. 30 at Ottawa…Notched two power-play goals on Dec. 31 at Detroit, his first career multi-goal game… Had a career-high two assists on Jan. 29 at Dallas… Collected his third multi-goal game of the season on Feb. 8 vs. St. Louis…Suffered a shoulder injury on March 1 vs. Detroit, forcing him to miss 14 games from March 3-31…Was placed on IR, March 2 and activated on April 2. PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all six playoff games for Colorado, recording two goals and two assists to rank second on the team in postseason scoring with four points…Was also second on the club in goals and tied for third in assists…Made his Stanley Cup playoff debut in Game 1 of the WCQF at San Jose on April 14…Tallied a goal and an assist for his first career playoff points in Game 2 at San Jose on April 16.
Helped Boston University capture the 2009 national championship by collecting 20 goals and 43 points in 45 games as a senior…Finished second on the team in goals and was fourth in scoring…Led the Terriers in penalty minutes (118) and shots (131)… Tied for the Hockey East lead with 15 even-strength goals…Notched an assist in each of BU’s contests at the Frozen Four, April 9 vs. Vermont and April 11 vs. Miami (Ohio)…Finished his collegiate career with 108 points (45g/63a) in 139 games…Named to the all-tournament team at the 2009 Wells Fargo Denver Cup after registering three points (2g/1a) in a pair of victories…Earned Hockey East Co-Player of the Month honors in March…Scored the lone goal during Boston University’s 1-0 win over UMass Lowell in the Hockey East Championship…Signed an entry-level contract with the Avalanche on July 22, 2009.
Recorded 11 goals and 12 assists in 37 games during his junior season at Boston University…Finished sixth on the Terriers in scoring with 23 points.
Missed a total of 21 games during his sophomore season at Boston University due to injury…Played in the first two games of the season before missing the next 16 contests with a shoulder injury…Returned on Jan.12…Missed five games due to an ankle injury from Jan. 27 to Feb. 12…Scored the overtime winner in a 3-2 victory over Vermont in the third and decisive game of the Hockey East quarterfinals on March 10 in Boston… Became the first player in league history to tally more than one overtime goal in the Hockey East playoffs (also had OT winner in 2006 Hockey East title game).
Named Hockey East Rookie of the Year as a freshman at Boston University…Also named to the Inside College Hockey All-Rookie Team, Hockey East All-Rookie Team and was honored as Rookie of the Year by the New England Hockey Writers’ Association…Led all Hockey East freshmen in scoring with 31 points, and also led all newcomers with 22 assists…Registered a team-high 59 penalty minutes…Named Hockey East Rookie of the Month for January…Tabbed as the league’s Rookie of the Week for Jan. 9-15…Scored an overtime goal in the Hockey East championship game against Boston College on March 18 to lift BU to its first conference title since 1997.
Led Coquitlam of the BCHL in both points (62) and assists (42) in his second season with the Express…Paced the team with six goals in seven playoff games.
Named to the BCHL All-Rookie Team and competed in the BCHL All-Star Game.
Prior to joining Coquitlam, Brandon skated for his hometown Ridge Meadows of the Pacific International Junior Hockey League…Earned a spot on the PIJHL All-Star Team and was the MVP of the PIJHL Prospects Team.
Both of his parents are of Chinese descent (his mother is full Chinese and his father is half)…Spends most of his summer in Boston…Hosted a hockey clinic in conjunction with the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) in 2010…Also skated with a local youth hockey team on Evergreen Lake as part of the Avalanche’s Team Fit program…Is one of three players in Avalanche/Nordiques history to have his last name start with the letter ‘Y’ (also Stephane Yelle, Scott Young).