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Joe Hicketts

Born:May 4, 1996Draft: Undrafted
Hometown:Kamloops, British ColumbiaPosition:Defense
Known For:2017 AHL Calder Cup ChampionShoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Status:Los Angeles Kings

Joe Hicketts (born May 4, 1996) is a current Canadian ice hockey player, currently under contract with the Los Angeles Kings. Undrafted at the NHL level, Hicketts picked up interest during his time in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Victoria Royals. In four seasons, he went on a point-per-game pace in his final two seasons while serving as the team’s captain. He represented Canada in multiple international tournaments, earning two gold medals, one silver medal, and one bronze medal.

Hicketts attended multiple Detroit Red Wings Development Camp, eventually earning a spot with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL) for the 2016-17 season. In 73 games, he registered 34 points and a plus-15 rating, while adding eight points in 19 playoff games as the Griffins went on to win the AHL Calder Cup. The next three years with Detroit were spent with mostly with the Griffins, but Hicketts was called up numerous times. He played in a total of 22 games over that span, registering five assists and minus-9 rating.

Joe Hicketts Iowa Wild
Joe Hicketts, Iowa Wild (Jenae Anderson / The Hockey Writers)

Choosing the leave the organization as a free agent, Hicketts signed with the Minnesota Wild for the 2021-22 season. He played in 61 games with the Iowa Wild and registered 31 points, his highest point total since 2016-17. While he never received playing time in Minnesota, the team called him up to be a part of the Black Aces after Iowa failed to make the AHL Playoffs.

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Deeper Dive


  • BC Hockey Player of the Year (2011)
  • WCCC-16 Bronze Medal (2012)
  • YOG Bronze Medal (2012)
  • YOG Most Assists by Defenseman (5) (2012)
  • YOG Most Points by Defenseman (5) (2012)
  • U17 WHC Silver Medal (2013)
  • Ivan Hlinka Memorial Gold Medal (2014)
  • U18 WJC Bronze Medal (2014)
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal (2015)
  • WHL (West) Second All-Star Team (2015)
  • U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team (2016)
  • WHL (West) First All-Star Team (2016)
  • AHL Calder Cup Champion (2017)