Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Terry Yake
Terry Yake was the Hartford Whalers third choice (81st overall) in the 1987 Entry Draft. He played four years of junior hockey with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL before making his NHL debut with the Whalers in the 1988-89 season, playing in two games.

The first five years of his pro career were split between Hartford and their AHL affiliates, the Binghamton Whalers and the Springfield Indians. Yake was claimed by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 1993 Expansion Draft and played all 82 games for the Ducks, scoring 21 goals 1993-94.

He has bounced from the NHL to the minors throughout his career and has been the property of six NHL teams in his 13 years of professional hockey.

Yake moves with speed and accelerates well. He is able to control the puck in tight situations and was equally effective on the power play and as a penalty killer early in his career. Although he is no longer an offensive threat, he can contribute in a checking role and can play a solid defensive game from all three forward positions.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Pembina Valley Hawks RMJHL
1984-85 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 11 1 1 2 0
1985-86 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 72 26 26 52 49
1986-87 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 71 44 58 102 64
1987-88 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 72 55 85 140 59 4 5 6 11 12
1988-89 Hartford Whalers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 +1
1988-89 Binghamton Whalers AHL 75 39 56 95 57
1989-90 Hartford Whalers NHL 2 0 1 1 0 -1
1989-90 Binghamton Whalers AHL 77 13 42 55 37
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 19 1 4 5 10 -3 6 1 1 2 16
1990-91 Springfield Indians AHL 60 35 42 77 56 15 9 9 18 10
1991-92 Hartford Whalers NHL 15 1 1 2 4 -2
1991-92 Springfield Indians AHL 53 21 34 55 63 8 3 4 7 2
1992-93 Hartford Whalers NHL 66 22 31 53 46 +3
1992-93 Springfield Indians AHL 16 8 14 22 27
1993-94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 82 21 31 52 44 +2
1994-95 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 19 3 2 5 2 +1
1994-95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 2 0 3 3 2 17 4 11 15 16
1995-96 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 70 32 56 88 70 5 3 6 9 4
1996-97 Rochester Americans AHL 78 34 67 101 77 10 8 8 16 2
1997-98 St. Louis Blues NHL 65 10 15 25 38 +1 10 2 1 3 6
1998-99 St. Louis Blues NHL 60 9 18 27 34 -9 13 1 2 3 14
1998-99 Worcester IceCats AHL 24 8 11 19 26 -3
1999-00 St. Louis Blues NHL 26 4 9 13 22 +2
1999-00 Washington Capitals NHL 35 6 5 11 12 +2 3 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Washington Capitals NHL 12 0 3 3 8 0
2000-01 Portland Pirates AHL 55 11 38 49 47 -9 3 0 1 1 12
2001-02 ESC Moskitos Essen Germany 51 19 30 49 78
2002-03 Nurnberg Ice Tigers Germany 50 14 32 46 111 5 0 3 3 4
2003-04 Krefeld Pinguine Germany 52 7 22 29 70
NHL Totals 403 77 120 197 220 32 4 4 8 36


Claimed by Anaheim from Hartford in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Traded to Toronto by Anaheim for David Sacco, September 28, 1994. Loaned to Denver (IHL) by Toronto, April 5, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, September 17, 1996. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 24, 1997. Claimed by Atlanta from St. Louis in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999. Claimed by St. Louis from Atlanta in Waiver Draft, September 27, 1999. Claimed on waivers by Washington from St. Louis, January 18, 2000.