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Brenden Kichton | Defenseman

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/18/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
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Brenden Kichton will be looking to make a good first impression on the Jets brass in Penticton, B.C., at the Canucks Young Stars Classic tournament.
He was productive in his rookie season in AHL St. John's last year, where he had 10 goals and 48 points in 76 games from the blueline. Kichton wants to make the decision tough for the Jets to send him back to the minors when he attends training camp. "I'm just going to go in there and play how I know I can play and that will take care of itself," Kichton said. "Even if there's no jobs open or you fight to make a job open, that's just the main thing I'm focusing on, just playing my game. I'm not worried who's here and who's there. I'll focus on being the best player I can be." Sep 11 - 9:31 AM

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Brenden Kichton, who is doing well in the AHL, appears to be playing his first year as a professional with a chip on his shoulder.

"I'm just here to prove people wrong. The Islanders, they didn't sign me," said Kichton, who was originally drafted by the Islanders in the fifth round in 2011 prior to being taken by the Jets last summer in the seventh round. "It bugs me every day. And it's not just the Islanders, it's teams that passed me. I was drafted again in the seventh round so a lot of teams passed on me for every round to then. But the Jets gave me an opportunity and I'm out here to prove everyone wrong." Kichton has registered six goals and 22 points from the back for he St. John's IceCaps of the AHL. He seems like a prospect to keep an eye on.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 09:16:00 AM

Brenden Kichton racked up two goals and added an assist in a 5-3 win over San Jose in a rookie's game Friday night.

"We knew that he had some real offensive upside. That obviously was there and there with a real good presence for his first game," AHL St. John's coach Keith McCambridge. "But also defensively I thought he made some good reads and he moved the puck up the ice efficiently. Good first impression for me." Kichton signed with the Jets in late August after he was picked in the seventh round of the 2013 draft.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 03:06:00 PM

Brenden Kichton has inked a three-year, entry-level deal with the Winnipeg Jets.

He amassed 22 goals and 63 assists in 71 games with the Spokane Chiefs last season and was awarded with the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy as the WHL's top defenseman. He was originally drafted in the fifth round by the New York Islanders in 2011, but they couldn't sign him. Kichton was then chosen by Winnipeg in the seventh round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 01:57:00 PM

Brendan Kichton, the Islanders' 5th-round pick in 2011, did not sign a contract with the team before the May 31st deadline.

As a result, the Islanders have lost his rights and he is eliegible for the June draft. Kichton was the leading defenseman scorer in the Western Hockey League this past season with 85 points in 71 games and will surely be drafted higher than the 5th round this time around. The Isles also lost the rights to 7th round pick Mitchell Theoret.
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 10:03:00 AM

Brenden Kichton recorded two assists in Spokane's 7-4 victory over the Prince Albert Raiders on Tuesday night.

Kichton has been on a tear so far this season. The Spokane captain has recorded at least one point in 12 of his last 13 games. He has has nine goals and 26 assists in 28 games. Kichton was selected by the New York Islanders in the 5th round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 11:55:00 PM

Brenden Kichton collected two assists as Spokane beat Regina 6-5 on Saturday.

With the pair of assists last night, Kichton now has 33 points in 27 games this season for Spokane. Kichton was selected by the New York Islanders in the 5th round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Sun, Dec 2, 2012 10:03:00 AM

Brenden Kichton collected two assists as Spokane beat Everett 3-1 on Wednesday.

Kichton now has eight goals and 26 points in 23 games so far in the WHL. He had 81 in 2010-11 and 74 in 2011-12, so he's already made a mark on that level. Todd Fiddler scored two goals in the contest.
Thu, Nov 22, 2012 12:49:00 AM

Brenden Kichton is scoring more than a point per game this season for the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL.

The 5’10, 185-pound blueliner ranks second on the team with 24 points (eight goals, 16 assists) in 22 games.
Sun, Nov 18, 2012 10:09:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Mathieu Perreault
4Jim Slater
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Evander Kane
3Adam Lowry
4T.J. Galiardi
5Chris Thorburn
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Dustin Byfuglien
3Michael Frolik
4Matt Halischuk
5Anthony Peluso
D1Tobias Enstrom
2Zach Bogosian
3Jacob Trouba
4Grant Clitsome
5Mark Stuart
6Adam Pardy
7Paul Postma
8Julien Brouillette
9Ben Chiarot
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson