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Defenseman Youds Signs Tryout Agreement with Rockford

December 9, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Indy Fuel News Release

INDIANAPOLIS - The American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs announced Monday that Indy Fuel defenseman Ben Youds has signed a professional tryout contract (PTO) with the AHL's Rockford IceHogs.

Youds, 31, signed with the Fuel in late October after he spent the 2018-19 season playing for Rögle BK in the Swedish Hockey League. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound forward has played 13 games in a Fuel uniform tallying one goal, six assists and a plus-six rating.

A native of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Youds began his professional career with the AHL's Rockford IceHogs in 2011 splitting time between Rockford and the Toledo Walleye notching 61 points (13g, 48a) over the next two years. Following the 2012-13 season, Youds joined the Providence Bruins and the Lake Erie Monsters for three seasons garnering 54 points (13g,41a) before joining the SHL and splitting time between Leksands IF, Växjö Lakers HC and Rögle BK between 2016-19 tallying 46 points (4g,32a).

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