Springfield, Mass. – The Springfield Falcons announced on Wednesday that goaltender Allen York has been reassigned from the club by its NHL affiliate, the Columbus Blue Jackets, to its ECHL affiliate, the Evansville IceMen.
In his first professional campaign of 2011-2012, York participated in 27 contests with Columbus, Springfield, and the ECHL’s Chicago Express. York experienced his greatest success last season in 11 games at the NHL level with the Blue Jackets, recording a 3-2-0 record to go along with a .919 save percentage and a 2.30 goals-against average. In five outings with Springfield, York was 1-1-0 with an .871 save percentage and a 3.94 goals-against average. The Wetaskiwin, Alberta native went 4-4-2 with an .892 save percentage and a 3.28 goals-against average in 11 appearances with the Express.
York began his career at the end of the 2010-2011 season with the Falcons, winning his first pro start on Apr. 1 against Bridgeport before securing his first shutout on Apr. 8 versus Albany.
Prior to turning pro, York skated three seasons from 2008 to 2011 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NCAA, D-I), going 37-34-8 with a .914 save percentage and a 2.47 goals-against average while garnering eight shutouts.
The 23-year-old York, who has yet to participate in a game this season, was selected by Columbus in the sixth round (158th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.