Originally posted on Inside Smashville  |  Last updated 1/19/12

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 19, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club claimed forward Brandon Yip on waivers from the Colorado Avalanche and activated forward Jerred Smithson from injured reserve.

Yip, 26 (4/25/85), has 41 points (23g-18a) in 113 career NHL contests, all with Colorado, since the 2009-10 campaign. The Vancouver, B.C., native has been limited to 10 games in 2011-12 – going pointless – due to arm (missed 18 games from Oct. 8-Nov. 15) and groin (missed four games from Dec. 13-19) injuries. The 6-1, 195-pound right wing amassed 108 points (45g-63a) in 139 games with Boston University from 2005-09, helping the Terriers win the 2009 NCAA National Championship on a team that also included current Predator Colin Wilson.

Colorado’s seventh selection, 239th overall (eighth round), in the 2004 Entry Draft, Yip is on a one-way contract worth $750,000.

Brandon Yip Regular Season Playoffs Season Club League

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2002-03 Coquitlam BCHL

6

0

2

2

4

2003-04 Coquitlam BCHL

56

31

38

69

87

4

1

2

3

14

2004-05 Coquitlam BCHL

43

20

42

62

92

7

6

1

7

12

2005-06 Boston University H-East

39

9

22

31

59

2006-07 Boston University H-East

18

5

6

11

29

2007-08 Boston University H-East

37

11

12

23

28

2008-09 Boston University H-East

45

20

23

43

118

2009-10 Lake Erie AHL

6

2

0

2

4

Colorado NHL

32

11

8

19

22

6

2

2

4

6

2010-11 Colorado NHL

71

12

10

22

54

2011-12 Colorado NHL

10

0

0

0

8

 

NHL TOTALS

 

113

23

18

41

84

 

6

2

2

4

6

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