Josh Kidd
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Josh Kidd

Hometown:

Sundridge Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1988-11-16

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2007

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

7th round (184th overall), 2007

Weight:

220 lbs.

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History

2006-07: This season, Kidd stepped up offensively, leading the offense-challenged Otters from the point with 27 points while adding 96 penalty minutes.

2007-08: Playing for the Erie Otters of the OHL, Kidd spent more of his time patrolling the blueline and covering deep in his own zone than tallying points on the scoresheet.  Hampered by a pelvic injury that limited him to only 43 games, Kidd had little to look forward to upon his return as the Otters were mired in last place all season.  But the early end to their season allowed Kidd to join the Manchester Monarchs and appear in his first nine professional hockey games.

* Read this Hockey’s Future article on Josh Kidd

Talent Analysis

Kidd is a throwback to the big, bruising defensemen of the past. And while he’s still slight of frame, there’s plenty of room to bulk up and complement his solid two-way play with a little extra power. In the end, you can’t teach size – and Kidd would be a welcome sight for many teams in keeping their creases clear.  Standing at 6’5 and 220 lbs, Kidd is the prototypical stay-at-home defenseman and penalty killer from the blueline who gives his all every shift.  Looking past the defensive label, Kidd also possesses some offensive skills with a booming shot that resulted in nine goals with Erie of the OHL last season.