Brenden Kichton

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Brenden Kichton
Born (1992-06-18) June 18, 1992 (age 24)
Spruce Grove, AB, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Winnipeg Jets
Manitoba Moose (AHL)
NHL Draft 127th overall , 2011
New York Islanders
190th overall, 2013
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 2013–present

Brenden Kichton (born June 18, 1992) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing for the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Spokane Chiefs WHL 57 1 8 9 12 8 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Spokane Chiefs WHL 70 4 15 19 21 7 0 0 0 4
2010–11 Spokane Chiefs WHL 64 23 58 81 31 17 1 10 11 2
2011–12 Spokane Chiefs WHL 71 17 57 74 49 1 0 1 1 0
2012–13 Spokane Chiefs WHL 71 22 63 85 30 9 2 5 7 6
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
2015–16 Manitoba Moose AHL 68 11 30 41 36
AHL totals 209 29 89 118 82 21 2 5 7 2

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
WHL Western Conference Second All-Star Team 2010–11 [3]
Subway Super SeriesWHL All-Stars 2011 [4]
Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy WHL Top Defenceman 2012–13
AHL All-Rookie Team 2013–14 [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pair with Tri ties chosen in NHL draft lottery". Spruce Grove Examiner. 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Brenden Kichon". TheAHL.com. July 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ "WHL: All-Star teams and award finalists named". Yahoo! Sports. 2011-04-15. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  4. ^ "Kichton selected to play for team WHL". Spokane Chiefs. 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  5. ^ "2013-14 AHL All-Rookie Team announced". American Hockey League. 2014-04-15. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 

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