Hishon skating as part of the Owen Sound Attack
|Born|| October 20 1991,|
Stratford, Ontario, CAN
| 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
| NHL team (P)|
| Colorado Avalanche|
Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)
|NHL Draft|| 17th overall, 2010|
</div></div> Joey Hishon (born October 20, 1991) is a Canadian major junior ice hockey centre who now plays for the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League. Hishon was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche 17th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Hishon began his minor hockey career with Stratford AA Midget Warriors of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association before he was selected 8th overall in the first round of the 2007 Ontario Hockey League draft by the Owen Sound Attack. In his first season with the Attack in 2007–08, Joey impressively finished second on the team with 47 points in 63 games as the youngest on the team. In the 2008–09 he returned Owen Sound to the Playoffs leading the team in scoring with 37 goals, 44 assists for 81 points. Selected to play in the OHL All-Star Classic for the Western Team he was also voted at seasons end as the Best Playmaker and Best Stickhandler in the OHL’s Western Conference by the league’s coaches.
Hishon was limited to just 36 games in an injury plagued 2009–10 season. Despite missing two months due to a broken foot and MCL sprain he still managed to put better than point per game numbers with 40 and was awarded the Attack's Harold Sutherland Cup for top draft prospect, eligible for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. With a fallen ranking of 55th by the NHL's Central Scouting Final grades, Hishon was surprisingly taken in the first round, 17th overall, by the Colorado Avalanche. He was the first Stratford minor hockey league player to be picked in the first round since Craig Hartsburg in 1979.
Hishon was instrumental in helping the Attack to the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL Champions. He was knocked out of the Memorial Cup during the first game by an illegal elbow to the head by Kootenay Ice player Brayden McNabb, which left Hishon with a concussion. In part due to this hit, Hockey Canada redefined the rules to make clearer a zero-tolerance policy for head hits.
On March 13, 2011, Hishon was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Avalanche. However, continuing symptoms from the concussion suffered at the Memorial Cup have prevented Hishon from attending the Avalanche training camp, and he is not expected to play for the Attack during the 2011–12 season.
Hishon made his international debut at the 2008 World U-17 Hockey Challenge. He scored 5 points in 6 games to help Team Ontario to a gold medal. In 2009 he was selected to represent Team Canada at the IIHF World U18 Championships and was the team's leading scorer with 5 goals and 10 points in a fourth placed finish.
During the 2010–11 season, Hishon was invited to take part in Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp for the 2011 World Junior Championships in Buffalo, New York, before he was included among the first cuts of the camp.
Career statistics Edit
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2007–08||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||63||20||27||47||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||65||37||44||81||34||4||4||3||7||6|
|2009–10||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||36||16||24||40||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||50||37||50||87||64||22||5||19||24||32|
|Junior int'l totals||12||7||8||15||14|
- ↑ 2010 NHL Entry Draft. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2010-06-26.
- ↑ Hishon has friends in high places. Colorado Avalanche (2010-06-27). Retrieved on 2010-06-28.
- ↑ Wilson to lead ship. Owen Sound Sun Times (2010-06-08). Retrieved on 2010-06-28.
- ↑ Dater, Adrian. "Hishon shocked to go to Avalanche at No. 17", Denver Post, 2010-06-25. Retrieved on 2010-06-28.
- ↑ Mike Savage (2010-06-28). Hishon realizes a dream. Stratford Beacon Herald. Retrieved on 2010-06-28.
- ↑ Odland, Kristen (2011-05-28). Hockey Canada adopts zero tolerance rule for head shots. nationalpost.com. Retrieved on 15 September 2011.
- ↑ "Avalanche signs Hishon". Colorado Avalanche (2011-03-13). Retrieved on 2011-03-13.
- ↑ Pyette, Ryan (2011-09-14). Concussions stall NHL hopes | Hockey | Sports | London Free Press. lfpress.com. Retrieved on 15 September 2011.
- ↑ Owen Sound's Hishon has proven his toughness. NHL (2010-03-05). Retrieved on 2010-06-28.
- ↑ "Hockey Canada Selection Camp: Team Profile". Hockey Canada (2010-12-04). Retrieved on 2010-12-04.
- ↑ "Hishon takes cut in stride". Stratford Beacon Herald (2010-12-16). Retrieved on 2011-03-13.
- Joey Hishon's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Joey Hishon's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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