|Written by Matthew Bugg|
March 2013- Joey Hishon scored his first pro goal and added an assist for his first multipoint game as a pro against the Chicago Wolves March 29th. In five games played Hishon has tallied one goal and two assists. Hishon had missed 22 months of play after a blindside head shot from Brayden McNabb, before finally returning to the ice and making his AHL debut March 19th for The Lake Erie Monsters. With the Avalanche out of playoff contention, don't expect a call up for Hishon unless there are significant injuries to the big club. Andrew Ward
March 2013 - Joey Hishon has joined Lake Erie as of March 12th and is traveling with the team on their upcoming road trip, Hishon has missed over 20 months with concussion like symptoms and has yet to play in the AHL. There is still no word on whether Hishon has been taking much contact but his traveling with the team is a good indication of his progress. Hishon has great fantasy upside if he can get on the ice and is one of the few bright spots in the Avalanche farm system. He has a deadly fast and accurate shot and has great passing and puck possession skill. Hishon plays an extremely aggressive and physical game and would benefit from adding some bulk to his frame, he also needs to work on the way he takes hits, or rather avoiding hard hits, and keeping his head up. The only other knock against Hishon would be his size but in the modern NHL this is becoming less and less of an issue with guys like Patrick Kane, Crosby, and Matt Duchene as examples. Its wise to be extremely cautious here as Hishon has yet to see any in game ice time, and he has suffered quite a few setbacks since being drafted in 2010. If anything, this is a step in the right direction for Hishon, a talented player who will do well at the NHL level. Andrew Ward
December, 2011 – Although the Avalanche deserve props for identifying and selecting diminutive talent Joey Hishon 17th at the 2010 Draft despite only appearing in 36 contests, sometimes players miss games because they’re just prone to missing them. First, it was an injured hand. Now, concussion-like symptoms have put Hishon on the shelf indefinitely. Blessed with big skill and big heart, once the 5’10 center returns, Hishon may want to re-consider just how aggressive he plays.
Fantasy Outlook: B-
Good upside and should be an NHLer, but injuries are pounding his fantasy value and general outlook.
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|Last Updated on Saturday, 30 March 2013 08:58|