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Taking Flight - Pit Bull in a China Shop

Pumped to finish the season strong; thank you Mr. Lindsay

by Joe Hicketts @Hicksy_2 / DetroitRedwings.com

Defenseman Joe Hicketts was signed as a free agent by the Red Wings on Sept. 24, 2014 after a very successful junior career with the Victoria Royals. The 5-foot-8, 180-pound British Columbia native, is one of four Red Wings prospects writing for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the players' ups and downs as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. Hicketts currently plays for Detroit's AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. Here is his fourth blog entry of a 'Pit Bull in a China Shop.' 

 

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Taking Flight - From the 'Q' to the 'D'

My focus is all about leading Drummondville to a successful playoff run

by Joe Veleno @jveleno91 / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

Joe Veleno was drafted in the first-round, 30th overall by the Red Wings in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-1, 191-pound center is one of four Red Wings' prospects writing a blog for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the ups and downs of each player as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. Veleno currently plays for the Drummondville Voltigeurs, in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Here is his third blog entry of, 'From the Q to the D.'

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Taking Flight - Powering Forward

Hockey is truly for everyone

by Givani Smith @givanismith24 / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

Right wing Givani Smith was drafted by the Red Wings in the second round, 46th overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-2, 209-pound Toronto native is one of four Red Wings prospects writing for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the players' ups and downs as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. Smith currently plays for Detroit's AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. Here is his third entry of 'Powering Forward.'

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Taking Flight - You Don't Know Jack

Having faith in one another has made me a better man/teammate

by Jack Adams @J_Danglefest2 / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

Right wing Jack Adams was drafted by the Red Wings in the sixth round, 162nd overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-5, 204-pound Boston native, is one of four Red Wings prospects writing for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the players' ups and downs as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. Adams is a sophomore at Union College, which is a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Here is his third blog entry of, 'You Don't Know Jack.'

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Taking Flight - Pit Bull in a China Shop

Dog Days of the season just part of the game

by Joe Hicketts @Hicksy_2 / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

Defenseman Joe Hicketts was signed as a free agent by the Red Wings on Sept. 24, 2014 after a very successful junior career with the Victoria Royals. The 5-foot-8, 180-pound British Columbia native, is one of four Red Wings prospects writing for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the players' ups and downs as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. Hicketts currently plays for Detroit's AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. Here is his third blog entry of a 'Pit Bull in a China Shop.' 

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Taking Flight - From the 'Q' to the 'D'

Playing for Team Canada at the World Junior Tournament fulfilled a lifelong dream

by Joe Veleno @jveleno91 / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

Joe Veleno was drafted in the first-round, 30th overall by the Red Wings in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-1, 191-pound center is one of four Red Wings' prospects writing a blog for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the ups and downs of each player as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. Veleno currently plays for the Drummondville Voltigeurs, in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Here is his second blog entry of, 'From the Q to the D.'

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Taking Flight - Powering Forward

Ready to take my game to the next level after a family filled holiday break

by Givani Smith @givanismith24 / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

Right wing Givani Smith was drafted by the Red Wings in the second round, 46th overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-2, 209-pound Toronto native is one of four Red Wings prospects writing for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the players' ups and downs as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. Smith currently plays for Detroit's AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. Here is his second entry of 'Powering Forward.'

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Taking Flight - You Don't Know Jack

Christmas and hockey are similar, but helping each other is the main goal

by Jack Adams @J_Danglefest2 / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

Right wing Jack Adams was drafted by the Red Wings in the sixth round, 162nd overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-5, 204-pound Boston native, is one of four Red Wings prospects writing for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the players' ups and downs as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. Adams is a sophomore at Union College, which is a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Here is his second blog entry of, 'You Don't Know Jack.'

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Taking Flight - Pit Bull in a China Shop

Being home for Christmas means being with family and Lefsa

by Joe Hicketts @Hicksy_2 / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

Defenseman Joe Hicketts was signed as a free agent by the Red Wings on Sept. 24, 2014 after a very successful junior career with the Victoria Royals. The 5-foot-8, 180-pound British Columbia native, is one of four Red Wings prospects writing for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the players' ups and downs as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. Hicketts currently plays for Detroit's AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. Here is his second blog entry of a 'Pit Bull in a China Shop.'

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Taking Flight - Powering Forward

When you turn pro, reality sets in

by Givani Smith @givanismith24 / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

Right wing Givani Smith was drafted by the Red Wings in the second round, 46th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-2, 209-pound Toronto native, is one of four Red Wings prospects writing for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the players' ups and downs as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. Smith currently plays for Detroit's AHL affiliate the Grand Rapids Griffins. Here is his first blog entry, 'Powering Forward.'

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