Future Watch: Joe Hicketts Rookie Hockey Cards, Red Wings

Future Watch: Joe Hicketts Rookie Hockey Cards, Red WingsFuture Watch: Joe Hicketts Rookie Hockey Cards, Red WingsJoe Hicketts wasn’t drafted. He had the skills and the numbers, but he didn’t have size. The Detroit Red Wings signed the 5-8 defenseman and gave him as much time as he needed to develop. At 23, let’s see how that’s working out.

In 2012-13, he played in 67 games for the Victoria Royals. He had 24 points that season and he got in a few playoff games. It was a good development year because he captained Canada’s U17 team. As the team captain he had six points in five games and took home a silver medal.

He took home a bronze the next year in the Hlinka. He had four points in seven games. His regular season was cut short via injury, but he had 24 points in 36 games, and he played in nine playoff games. Then the Red Wings swooped in and signed him.

In 2014-15, he had 64 points in 62 games with 12 goals! Amazing numbers for a defenseman and he was now the team captain for Victoria. He played in 10 playoff games getting five points. During the season he played for Canada’s U20 team and he got a gold medal for his trouble.

In 2015-16, he had 61 points in 59 games with eight goals. He had seven points in six playoff games. He played a second year in the U20s too. He was ready to turn pro.

In 2016-17, while with the Grand Rapids Griffins he scored seven goals and had 34 points in 73 games. He had eight points in 19 playoff games. His first AHL season was a success.

Here’s a look at him in action:

Collectors can find rookie cards of him in 2018-19 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey, SP Authentic, O-Pee-Chee and 2016-17 Upper Deck AHL.

In 2017-18, he got a taste of the NHL (in 16 games he has three points) and played mostly in the AHL. Last year was the same. He is an offensive defenseman whose time may come this year since the Red Wings will have some open spots on the blueline. Don’t lose track of him.

Future Watch: Joe Hicketts Rookie Hockey Cards, Red Wings – Stats

NHL Standard career statistics
Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOW FOL FO% BLK HIT TK GV Awards
2017-18 21 DET NHL 5 0 3 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0.0 15 87 17:21 0 0 12 9 1 5
2018-19 22 DET NHL 11 0 0 0 -9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0.0 25 204 18:35 0 0 27 17 2 7
Career 2 yrs NHL 16 0 3 3 -4 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 18 0.0 40 291 18:12 0 0 39 26 3 12
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/14/2019.

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