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Brenden Kichton | Defenseman | #56

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/18/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 7 (190) / WPG

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The Carolina Hurricanes have signed Brenden Kichton to a one-year/two-way contract.
Kichton can earn $700,000 annually if he plays at the NHL level. The defenseman has never played in the NHL but was a callup by the Jets late in the season. Look for Kichton to play in the minors with a possible callup if there are any injuries. Sat, Jul 1, 2017 02:52:00 PM

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The Winnipeg Jets have sent Brenden Kichton to AHL Manitoba.

Kichton didn't end up playing with Winnipeg during his brief NHL stint. He has no goals and 18 assists in 54 AHL games this season.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 01:34:00 PM

Brenden Kichton will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Kichton was recalled from the minors on Thursday, but he didn't play against the Kings last night and he won't play against the Ducks tonight. He has no fantasy value. Dustin Byfuglien, Toby Enstrom, Paul Postma, Ben Chiarot, Ondrej Pavelec, Shawn Matthias and Marko Dano are all out due to injury.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 10:09:00 PM

Brenden Kichton has been called up by the Winnipeg Jets.

Kichton has no goals and 18 assists in 54 AHL games this season. With the Jets out of the playoff hunt, this is an opportunity to give Kichton his first taste of NHL experience.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 01:59:00 PM

Brenden Kichton has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Winnipeg Jets.

Kichton can earn $600,000 at the NHL level. He had 11 goals and 41 points in 68 AHL contests in 2015-16.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 11:08:00 PM

Brenden Kichton has been returned to the minors.

The Jets announced the reassignment on Sunday. Kichton did not see any NHL action with the Jets. In 65 AHL games for the Moose this season, he has 10 goals 38 points.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 11:54:00 AM

It appears that Brendan Kichton will not make his NHL debut this season after all.

Kichton posted 10 goals and 38 points in 65 games this season for St. John's, his best season since 2013-14. The 23-year-old does not project to be much of a fantasy asset, yet.
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 08:32:00 PM

Brenden Kichton has been recalled by the Jets.

In 65 games with the Manitoba Moose this year, he has a team-leading 38 points (10 goals, 28 assists). He was a seventh-round pick (190th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Mon, Apr 4, 2016 02:36:00 PM

The Winnipeg Jets have returned Brenden Kichton to the minors.

Kichton didn't play in a game while he was up with the Jets. The 23-year-old has nine goals and 34 points in 62 games in the AHL this season.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 05:38:00 PM

Brenden Kichton has been summoned by the Winnipeg Jets.

Kichton has nine goals and 34 points in 62 AHL contests in 2015-16. This is an opportunity for the 23-year-old defenseman to make his NHL debut.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 12:37:00 PM

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."
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 09:31:00 AM

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

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