Brenden Kichton (D)
St. John's IceCaps
||Spruce Grove, AB
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 four points (2G, 2A) on Oct. 5 vs. VIC… Recorded an 11-game point streak (6G, 11A) from Dec. 29 to Jan. 19… Finished the regular season riding a five-game point streak (1G, 9A).
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… Was selected to the WHL (West) First All-Star Team in 2011-12 and Second All-Star Team in 2010-11.