Brenden Kichton (D)
St. John's IceCaps
||Spruce Grove, AB
In his first professional season, Kichton scored 10 goals and added 38 assists for 48 points… Recorded his first point as a professional in the team’s Opening Night loss to the Providence Bruins on Oct. 4, 2013 and scored the game-winner the following night in the IceCaps’ first win of the season, a 5-1 victory… Went on to record points in his first four professional contests and added a five-game point streak in his first five games in 2014… His 38 assists were second most on the team, behind Jason Jaffray’s 41… Tied for the team lead in games played (76) and power play points (22) and finished first in power play assists (18)… 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… Played in the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic at Mile One Centre in St. John’s… Named to the AHL All-Rookie Team and won team award as IceCaps Rookie of the Year.
Was originally drafted by the New York Islanders in the 5th round (127th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft but failed to sign… Compiled 268 points (67G, 201A) and a +141 rating in 333 career games with Spokane (WHL)… Led the WHL in assists and points by a defenceman for three straight seasons from 2010-2013… Selected to the WHL (West) First All-Star Team in 2011-12 and Second All-Star Team in 2010-11… 2012-13: Played in 71 games with Spokane (WHL), registering a team-high 63 assists and 85 points, to go along with 22 goals and a team-best +39 rating… Led all WHL defencemen in assists and points and won the Bill Hunter Trophy as the WHL’s Top Defenceman… Was selected to the WHL (West) First All-Star Team… Put up seven points (2G, 5A) in nine playoff games… Notched a season-high five points (2G, 3A) on Oct. 5/12 vs. VIC… Recorded an 11-game point streak (6G, 11A) from Dec. 29/12 to Jan. 19/13… Finished the regular season riding a five-game point streak (1G, 9A).