|Hometown:||Spruce Grove, AB|
Brenden Kichton was named the WHL’s Western Conference Defenseman of the Year in 2011-12 after leading all WHL defenseman in scoring with 74 points, including 57 assists. In 71 games, Kichton scored 17 goals and was +25. Kichton suffered an injury in game one of the first round of the playoff versus Vancouverand missed the remainder of the post-season. He is the franchise’s all-time leader in goals scored by a defenseman with 45. He is one point behind Bryan McCabe at 183 for all-time leader in points by a defenseman. His 138 assists are fourth in franchise history. Kichton was the first defenseman in franchise history with back-to-back seasons with 55-plus assists. In 2010-11, he recorded 58. He is also the first Chief, and fifth overall, to record such a feat since both Valeri Bure and Ryan Duthie had 50-plus assists in 1992-93 and 1993-94. Kichton had 11 goals, including the overtime game winner on January 28th versus Kootenay. Kichton attended Team Canada’s selection camp in December 2011. He had an assist in Team WHL’s 5-2 win over Team Russia in the in the CHL’s SUBWAY Super Series versus Team Russia on November 16th, 2011. Kichton is a two-time winner of the Chiefs John “Hitman” Hern Defenseman of the Year (2010-11 and 2011-12). In 2010-11 he recorded 81 points, the second most all-time by a Spokane blueliner (Bryan McCabe, 82 points, 1993-94). Kichton was selected by the New York Islanders in the fifth round in 2011. In 70 games in 2009-10 he had 4-15-19 and was +14. Kichton attended the Detroit Red Wings’ Prospect’s Camp in 2010. As a rookie in 2008-09, Brenden Kichton led all Chiefs rookie blueliners with 57 games played. He scored one goal, February 24th, 2009 at Vancouver, and nine points. He also finished the year with a +9 to lead all Chiefs rookies. Kichton was originally Spokane’s third round selection, 55th overall, in the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft. In 2007-08, he scored 10 goals and 28 points in 35 games with St.Alberta of the Alberta Midget Hockey League.