WINNIPEG, MB - The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club, in conjunction with its AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, announced today they have recalled defenceman Brenden Kichton from the Moose on an emergency basis. The Jets have also transferred forward Brandon Tanev from an emergency recall to a regular recall.
Kichton, 24, is in his fourth professional season and has never appeared in an NHL game. He has 18 assists in 54 games with the Moose this season. In 263 career AHL games with the Manitoba and the St. John's IceCaps, Kichton has 136 points (29G, 107A). He played five seasons in the WHL for the Spokane Chiefs, amassing 268 points (67G, 201A) in 333 games. He led WHL defencemen in scoring during his last three seasons (2010-13) and won the Bill Hunter Trophy as the league's top defenceman in his last season of 2012-13.
Kichton was drafted by the Jets in the seventh round (190th overall) in 2013 NHL Draft.