Joey Hishon (C)
Lake Erie Monsters
2013-14: Spent his first full professional season with the Lake Erie Monsters but made his NHL debut during the Avalanche’s Stanley Cup Playoff series…Received his first call-up on April 22 and played his first NHL game in Game 4 of Colorado’s first-round series at Minnesota on April 24…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 league…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 Center…Appeared in 50 regular-season games for the Lake Erie Monsters, registering 24 points (10g/14a)…Finished tied for fourth on the team in power-play goals (4) and tied for second in game-winning goals (2)…Missed 26 games due to injury…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 Toronto…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 League’s First All-Star Team after collecting 87 points (37g/50a) in 50 games for the Owen Sound Attack…Led the Attack in scoring despite missing 18 games…Also led the team in assists and short-handed goals (4-tied)…Hishon’s 1.74 points-per-game average ranked second among all OHL skaters, just barely behind Ryan Ellis (1.741)…Helped Owen Sound capture their first-ever Robertson Cup as OHL champions…Collected 24 points (5g/19a) in 22 postseason games, sharing the OHL playoff scoring title with teammate Robby Mignardi…Hishon also led the league with 19 playoff assists…Suffered a head injury in the first game of the Memorial Cup on May 21 and missed the rest of the tournament…Was voted the “Best Playmaker” and “Best Stickhandler” in the OHL Western Conference Coaches Poll…Suffered a hand injury during the Avalanche’s training camp that forced him to miss six of the Attack’s first 10 games…Was suspended six games by the OHL for an incident on Feb. 17 at Niagara…Returned from suspension on March 11…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)…Despite missing two months of action, still produced 40 points (16g/24a) for a team-leading 1.11 points-per-game average…Tied for the club lead with a +10 plus/minus rating…Participated in the CHL Top Prospects Game. 2008-09: Led Owen Sound in goals (37), assists (44) and points (81) while appearing in 65 games…Paced the team with 15 power-play goals and ranked second in both short-handed goals (tie-3) and plus/minus rating (+5)…Led the Attack with seven points (4g/3a) in four playoff games…Voted the “Best Playmaker” and “Best Stickhandler” in the OHL’s Western Conference Coaches Poll…Represented Canada at the 2009 IIHF World Under-18 Championship and was the team’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)…Ranked second on the Attack in all three scoring categories…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-in…Off the ice, Joey joined up with a local company in Owen Sound to create ‘Hishon for Hodgkins’ in which a donation was made to the Canadian Cancer Society for every goal ($100) and assist ($50) that he collected during home games.