Joey Hishon
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Joey Hishon

Hometown:

Stratford Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-10-20

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

5-10

Acquired:

1st round (17th overall), 2010

Weight:

166 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2006-07: Joey Hishon was selected eighth overall in the 2007 OHL Priority Selection by the Owen Sound Attack.  He played for the Stratford AA Midgets, scoring 44 goals and adding 42 assists for 86 points in 50 games.

2007-08: In his rookie season in the OHL, Hishon scored 20 goals and added 27 assists for 47 points in 63 games for the Owen Sound Attack.  He played for Team Ontario at the 2008 World U-17 Hockey Challenge.

2008-09: Hishon led the Attack in scoring this season, netting 37 goals whle adding 44 assists for 81 points in 65 games.  In the 2009 OHL playoffs, he scored 4 goals and added 3 assists in four games for the Attack.

2009-10: In 36 games for the Attack, Hishon scored 16 goals and added 24 assists for 40 points while finishing with a +10 rating for the season.  In 4 playoff games, Hishon scored 4 goals and added 3 assists for 7 points.  Hishon played for Team Orr at the 2010 CHL Top Prospects Game.

2010-11: Hishon was the leading scorer for Memorial Cup-bound Owen Sound despite skating in just 50 games during the regular season for the Attack. Hishon scored 37 goals with a team-high 50 assists and was +16 with 64 PMs as Owen Sound finished first in the Midwest Division. Hishon missed several games due to a hand injury and also received a mid-season suspension. In 22 OHL playoff games he scored 5 goals with 19 assists and was +4 with 32 PMs as Owen Sound knocked off the league's top team, Mississauga St. Michael's, to capture the league crown. Hishon appeared in just one game at the Memorial Cup, suffering a season ending head injury on a hit from Kootenay's Brayden McNabb (BUF).

2011-12: Hishon missed the entire season due to the lingering effects of a concussion suffered during the 2011 Memorial Cup.

2012-13: Hishon made his pro debut with Colorado AHL affiliate Lake Erie in March after nearly two years off the ice due to injury. He scored his first professional goal in his fifth game on March 29th against the Chicago Wolves and in nine games for the Monsters he scored 1 goal with 5 assists and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes. Lake Erie finished third in the North Division but missed the AHL playoffs.

 

Talent Analysis

A gritty, offensive spark plug that is equally adept creating scoring opportunities for himself or for others. A strong skater with great balance, Hishon's only obstacles are his humble size and a knack for getting injured.

 

Future

Hishon is projected to be a top six center but so far his career has been riddled with injuries. He has yet to play a full season of professional hockey, but has been a productive player in the AHL when healthy.

 

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