Corey St. Laurent
July 10, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria Royals today announced that defenceman Joe Hicketts has been included in National Hockey League (NHL) Central Scouting’s annual Futures North American list in advance of the 2014 NHL Draft. Protected List players Demico Hannoun and Chris Wilkie each also made the list.
One of only 14 Western Hockey League (WHL) players named to the list, Hicketts will travel to Toronto, ON later this month to take part in Team Canada’s Under-18 Selection Camp. There the Kamloops, BC native will compete for a spot on Team Canada at the 2013 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament. Hicketts completed his rookie campaign in the WHL last season with Victoria when he skated in 67 games and collected 24 points (6g-18a).
NHL Central Scouting’s annual Futures list identifies key players who are eligible for the following year’s NHL Draft. To view NHL Central Scouting’s complete Futures list, please visit http://bit.ly/15gJzAa.
Demico Hannoun and Chris Wilkie each also earned a spot on NHL Central Scouting’s North American Futures list. The two forwards are members of the Royals’ 50-Man Player Protected List. Hannoun is coming off of a British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) title with the Surrey Eagles while Wilkie skated with the United States National Under-17 Team last season.
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