|New York Islanders|
|Written by Zenon Herasymiuk|
March 2013 - Kichton finished the 2012-13 WHL season comfortably as the league's top scoring defenseman with 85 points in 71 games for the Spokane Chiefs. He led his entire team in scoring as a defenseman and set new career highs in goals (22), assists (63), points (85) and plus-minus (plus-39). The young Islanders' prospect has been trending upwards these past few seasons and will take his skills to the American Hockey League next season. Keep a close eye on Kichton's transition to professional hockey as he holds very good fantasy value for a rearguard. Brendan Ross
February 2013 – Kichton is spending another year in the WHL with the Spokane Chiefs. He was unable to crack the Bridgeport AHL team but that hasn’t hurt his on ice mentality. In 57 games he has 65 points. Kichton is too good to not go pro somewhere next season be it in the Islanders organization or elsewhere. Zenon Herasymiuk
April 2012 – The Islanders rolled the dice on Kichton in last year’s draft, and early indications seem to show that it is paying off. Kichton is hands down one of the top five defenseman in the entire WHL. His strength lies in his smarts and puck moving ability, where he uses solid outlet passes and a decent shot to quarterback the Spokane Chiefs powerplay. He was cut from Team Canada’s WJC team, but still had a great season, putting up 74 points in 71 games. Look for him to play in Bridgeport for the Islander’s AHL affiliate. Kichton will get major consideration for the WHL Defenseman of the Year award.
Puts up good numbers, but struggles at times in his own zone. Projects to be a third pairing offensive specialist.
Kichton gets into a dustup with NY Rangers prospect Shane McColgan:
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 08:02|