June 18, 1992 |
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|NHL team||Carolina Hurricanes|
|NHL Draft||127th overall , 2011
New York Islanders
190th overall, 2013
Kichton played junior hockey with the Spokane Chiefs in the Western Hockey League (WHL). Kichton was originally selected by the New York Islanders in the 5th round (127th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Unable to come to terms with the Islanders, Kichton was drafted 190th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets. Ironically, the draft pick the Islanders used for Kichton originally came from Winnipeg.
Kichton would start the 2013-14 season with the St. John's Ice Caps of the AHL. He led all AHL rookie defensemen in scoring and was named the CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month in January, after scoring 14 points in 12 games. Kichon played in the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, and was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team and won team award as IceCaps Rookie of the Year.
On July 1, 2017, Kichton having left the Winnipeg Jets as a free agent, signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.
|2013–14||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||76||10||38||48||14||21||2||5||7||2|
|2014–15||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||65||8||21||29||32||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|WHL Western Conference Second All-Star Team||2010–11|||
|Subway Super Series – WHL All-Stars||2011|||
|Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy WHL Top Defenceman||2012–13|
|AHL All-Rookie Team||2013–14|||
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- "Brenden Kichon". TheAHL.com. July 3, 2015.
- "Hurricanes sign Brenden Kichton to two-way contract". Charlotte Checkers. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
- "WHL: All-Star teams and award finalists named". Yahoo! Sports. 2011-04-15. Retrieved 2011-04-20.
- "Kichton selected to play for team WHL". Spokane Chiefs. 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2013-02-03.
- "2013-14 AHL All-Rookie Team announced". American Hockey League. 2014-04-15. Retrieved 2014-04-15.