Anaheim Ducks invite Brandon Yip to training camp for tryout

The Anaheim Ducks released their 2014 training camp roster on Wednesday, revealing two tryout invites: forward Brandon Yip (pictured) and defenseman Brendan Bell.

Yip, 29, only managed to play two games with the then-Phoenix Coyotes last season. He spent most of his time with the AHL’s Portland Pirates, collecting 87 penalty minutes while generating 34 points in 66 games.

One could probably label Yip an “energy” forward, as he’s not a great scorer and his possession stats leave plenty to be desired. Still, he’s done quite well considering the fact that he was an eight-round pick (239th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in 2004).

via Ducks invite Yip to training camp for tryout | ProHockeyTalk.

Brandon Yip is back in the NHL – Phoenix Coyotes

The Phoenix Coyotes announced Wednesday that they have recalled forwards Brandon Yip and Tim Kennedy from the Pirates. To make room, they have returned Chris Brown and Lucas Lessio to the Pirates.

Yip has played the majority of his professional career in the National Hockey League. Last year, the forward scored three goals and added five assists in 34 games for Nashville. In 172 career NHL games, Yip has 56 points with Colorado and Nashville.

via Hockey: Two Pirates called to Phoenix; Coyotes send two to AHL | Sun Journal.

Brandon Yip will play for Portland Pirates

GLENDALE. Ariz. — The Phoenix Coyotes have assigned veteran forwards Tim Kennedy, Brandon McMillan and Brandon Yip to the Portland Pirates, their AHL affiliate.

Between them, the three players have played a total of  419 NHL games.

Kennedy, a center who has played for the San Jose Sharks, Florida Panthers and Buffalo Sabres, scored 18 goals and had 49 assists during the 2008-09 season while playing for the Pirates.

McMillan, a 23-year-old left wing, played parts of three seasons with the Anaheim Ducks.

Yip, a 28-year-old right wing, spent the last two seasons in the NHL with the Nashville Predators.

via Coyotes assign three veterans to Portland Pirates | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Brandon Yip Signs With Phoenix Coyotes

Phoenix Coyotes announced today that they have signed UFA  forward Brandon Yip to a one-year, two-way contract.

Brandon Yip was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche

Brandon Yip played last season in the National Hockey League for the Nashville Predators.

The 6-foot-1, 195 pound winger played in 34 games this past season recording 3 goals, 5 assists for a total of 8 points with 26 penalty minutes (PIM) anda plus/minus of -3.

In parts of four NHL seasons with Nashville and the Colorado Avalanche, the 28-year-old native of Vancouver, British Columbia has played in 172 regular season games, recording 29 goals, 27 assists for 56 points along with 130 PIM.   He has also appeared in 16 Stanley Cup playoff games, totaling 3 goals, 3 assists for 6 points and 12 PIM.

Yip was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the eighth round (239th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry

Last season Brandon Yip made $750,000.

via UFA Brandon Yip Signs With Phoenix Coyotes – Arizona Hockey Talk.

RW Brandon Yip re-signs with Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators have re-signed forward, Brandon Yip to a one year (one-way) deal worth $750,000. Brandon Yip takes a pay raise of $25,000 this coming season. Yip was prepared to go to the free agent market July 1 as a unrestricted free agent. Instead, he will be staying a Predators for a little bit longer.

Brandon Yip is a good role player on the team and plays “Predator hockey”. Also, Yip has a fourth line duty that he plays well in. Barry Trotz is a big fan of Yip’s play and he probably tried hard to get David Poile to re-sign him.

A good signing by Poile to keep Yip on the Nashville roster for next season. Although, unfortunately, this signing pretty much means the end of Jordin Tootoo with the Nashville Predators. It sucks, but this is business. The fan favorite isn’t always the best option in winning the Stanley Cup.

via Report: Brandon Yip re-signed | June.