Sept 24, 2014 (ISN) – Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals would like to congratulate defenceman Joe Hicketts
who has agreed to a three-year entry level contract as a free agent with the
National Hockey League’s (NHL) Detroit Red Wings.
The Kamloops, BC product has spent the past two seasons with the Royals. Hicketts
ranks as the seventh-leading scorer for defenceman in franchise history with 48
points (12g-36a) in 104 games.
Hicketts was selected 12th overall in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft as the Royals’ first
ever draft choice. The 5-8, 186 lb defender won a bronze medal with Team Canada at
the World Under-18 Hockey Championships in Finland this past April. Hicketts also
won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2013 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament
where he was named an alternate captain.
The Royals kick-off their 2014-15 home schedule with a Friday night clash versus the
Kamloops Blazers on September 26th. Interested in joining our Royal Family? Royals
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including early entrance to home games, savings at the Royals team store, monthly
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