Joey Hishon (C)
San Antonio Rampage
2013-14: Spent his first full professional season with the Lake Erie Monsters but made his NHL debut during the Avalancheâ€™s Stanley Cup Playoff seriesâ€¦Received his first call-up on April 22 and played his first NHL game in Game 4 of Coloradoâ€™s first-round series at Minnesota on April 24â€¦Became the first Avalanche/Nordiques player to make his NHL debut in the postseason since Randy Moller in 1981-82, and the only player to do it while coming from another professional leagueâ€¦Appeared in three playoff contests for the Avalanche and picked up his first point (assist) in Game 7 against the Wild on April 30 at Pepsi Centerâ€¦Appeared in 50 regular-season games for the Lake Erie Monsters, registering 24 points (10g/14a)â€¦Finished tied for fourth on the team in power-play goals (4) and tied for second in game-winning goals (2)â€¦Missed 26 games due to injuryâ€¦Scored three goals on Jan. 12 at Milwaukee for his first professional hat trick. 2012-13: After missing the entire 2011-12 season and most of the 2012-13 campaign due to injury, Hishon made his American Hockey League debut on March 9 against Torontoâ€¦Would go on to appear in nine games for the Lake Erie Monsters, tallying six points (1g/5a). 2011-12: Missed the entire season due to a head injury suffered during the first game of the 2011 Memorial Cup on May 21, 2011. 2010-11: Was named to the Ontario Hockey Leagueâ€™s First All-Star Team after collecting 87 points (37g/50a) in 50 games for the Owen Sound Attackâ€¦Led the Attack in scoring despite missing 18 gamesâ€¦Also led the team in assists and short-handed goals (4-tied)â€¦Hishonâ€™s 1.74 points-per-game average ranked second among all OHL skaters, just barely behind Ryan Ellis (1.741)â€¦Helped Owen Sound capture their first-ever Robertson Cup as OHL championsâ€¦Collected 24 points (5g/19a) in 22 postseason games, sharing the OHL playoff scoring title with teammate Robby Mignardiâ€¦Hishon also led the league with 19 playoff assistsâ€¦Suffered a head injury in the first game of the Memorial Cup on May 21 and missed the rest of the tournamentâ€¦Was voted the â€œBest Playmakerâ€ and â€œBest Stickhandlerâ€ in the OHL Western Conference Coaches Pollâ€¦Suffered a hand injury during the Avalancheâ€™s training camp that forced him to miss six of the Attackâ€™s first 10 gamesâ€¦Was suspended six games by the OHL for an incident on Feb. 17 at Niagaraâ€¦Returned from suspension on March 11â€¦Represented Team OHL at the 2010 Subway Super Series against Russia. 2009-10: Was limited to 36 games with the Owen Sound Attack (OHL) because of two separate injuries (foot/knee)â€¦Despite missing two months of action, still produced 40 points (16g/24a) for a team-leading 1.11 points-per-game averageâ€¦Tied for the club lead with a +10 plus/minus ratingâ€¦Participated in the CHL Top Prospects Game. 2008-09: Led Owen Sound in goals (37), assists (44) and points (81) while appearing in 65 gamesâ€¦Paced the team with 15 power-play goals and ranked second in both short-handed goals (tie-3) and plus/minus rating (+5)â€¦Led the Attack with seven points (4g/3a) in four playoff gamesâ€¦Voted the â€œBest Playmakerâ€ and â€œBest Stickhandlerâ€ in the OHLâ€™s Western Conference Coaches Pollâ€¦Represented Canada at the 2009 IIHF World Under-18 Championship and was the teamâ€™s leading scorer with 10 points (5g/5a) in six games. 2007-08: Skated in 63 games during his first season with Owen Sound and led all team rookies in goals (20), assists (27) and points (47)â€¦Ranked second on the Attack in all three scoring categoriesâ€¦Helped lead Team Ontario to a gold medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, tallying five points (2g/3a) in six contests. Personal: Name is pronounced HISH-inâ€¦Off the ice, Joey joined up with a local company in Owen Sound to create â€˜Hishon for Hodgkinsâ€™ in which a donation was made to the Canadian Cancer Society for every goal ($100) and assist ($50) that he collected during home games.