|Assets:||Has supreme offensive skills, including tremendous hand/eye coordination and creativity. Is a true playmaker with good finishing skills.|
|Flaws:||Has missed a lot of development time due to a serious concussion issue, so he is lagging a bit behind others. Also needs to work on his defense.|
|Career Potential:||Offensive catalyst with upside, when healthy.|
|OHL||First All-Star Team||2010-11|
|9/30/2015||Assigned to the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).|
|7/27/2015||Re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.|
|4/12/2015||Assigned to the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL).|
|3/23/2015||Missed 5 games (upper body injury).|
|3/10/2015||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/08/2015||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|3/02/2015||Recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL).|
|10/01/2014||Assigned to the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL).|
|7/19/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.|
|4/20/2014||Recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL).|
|9/16/2013||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|3/14/2011||Signed by the Colorado Avalanche to an entry-level contract.|
|9/21/2010||Returned to his junior team (Owen Sound-OHL).|
|6/25/2010||Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round (17th overall) in 2010.|
| 07/27/2015 1:06 PM
NewsHishon signed a one-year contract with the Avalanche on Monday.
Avalanche center Joey Hishon scored the first goal of his NHL career on Tuesday against the Predators. | 04/08/2015 9:55 AM
NewsAvalanche center Joey Hishon scored the first goal of his NHL career on Tuesday against the Predators.
ImpactThe goal proved to be the game-winner, coming at the 7:06 mark of the third period. That was also Hishon's first point in 11 games in his career.
Hishon gets qualifying offer from Avs | 06/21/2014 11:49 AM
NewsThe Avalanche have extended a qualifying offer to froward Joey Hishon.
ImpactHishon spent the entire regular season with Lake Erie of the AHL scoring 10 goals and registering 24 points in 50 minor league games. He did get a chance to play in two playoff games with Colorado, however, earning an assist in a Game 7 loss to Minnesota. Hishon has no fantasy value going forward.
Joey Hishon picks up his first NHL point | 05/01/2014 11:37 AM
NewsJoey Hishon earned his first point in the NHL in Game 7 versus the Minnesota Wild.
ImpactHe set up Jamie McGinn in the first period to give Colorado a 2-1 lead after the opening frame. The Avalanche eventually lost 5-4 in overtime. Hishon suited up in three games for the Avalanche in the postseason. He should get a chance to make his regular season debut with the big club next fall out of training camp.
Avalanche put Joey Hishon back in lineup | 04/30/2014 1:42 PM
NewsJoey Hishon will be back in the Avalanche's lineup for Game 7.
Adrian Dater on Twitter
ImpactHishon didn't participate in Game 6. He's projected to be on the third line with Jamie McGinn and Maxime Talbot.
Joey Hishon will make his NHL debut Thursday | 04/23/2014 4:26 PM
NewsJoey Hishon will play in Game 4 on Thursday.
Adrian Dater on Twitter
ImpactHishon had 10 goals and 24 points in 50 AHL games in 2013-14. This will be his first career NHL contest after being taken with the 17th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Colorado calls up Joey Hishon | 04/22/2014 1:47 PM
NewsJoey Hishon has been summoned by the Colorado Avalanche.
Avalanche.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactHishon has 10 goals and 24 points in 50 AHL games this season. He hasn't made his NHL debut yet.
Avalanche trim 12 players off camp roster | 09/17/2013 8:45 AM
NewsJoey Hishon was assigned to AHL Lake Erie on Monday along with eight other players.
ImpactHishon and David Van Der Gulik were both considered to be injured at camp, but they were sent down and will be checked out further by the minor-league team's medical staff. Forwards Trevor Cheek and Gabriel Desjardins, defensemen Daniel Maggio, Lee Moffie and Mikael Tam, and goaltenders Kent Patterson and Kieran Millan will join them on the Monsters. Colorado also returned Joseph Blandisi (Ottawa), Michael Clarke (Peterborough) and Dillon Donnelly (Quebec) to their respective junior clubs.
Joey Hishon deals with a groin injury | 09/08/2013 3:50 PM
NewsJoey Hishon couldn't skate with the Avalanche on Sunday due to a groin injury.
ImpactHishon is regarded as day-to-day and obviously we still have a lot time to go before the start of the regular season. He's missed the vast majority of the last two seasons due to concussions.
Hishon (concussion) should be ready for camp | 06/07/2013 10:00 AM
NewsJoey Hishon (concussion) said that he's feeling great.
ImpactIt looks like Hishon will be available for Colorado's training camp. Hishon missed almost two years with a concussion returning in 2012-13. He unfortunately only lasted nine games with the AHL Lake Erie Monsters before suffering another head injury. He's only 21 years old and was taken with the 17th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Joey Hishon improving after latest concussion | 04/20/2013 8:29 AM
NewsAvalanche prospect Joey Hishon is reportedly feeling better of late after suffering his second concussion in recent memory.
ImpactHishon continues to undergo treatment for the head injury, but doctors are encouraged by the progress he has made."I think the stress and anxiety produced by the latest one was originally a concern, but his symptoms have improved," said Dr. Daniel Gallucci, one of the doctors treating Hishon at the Carrick Institute in Marietta, Georgia. The doctor indicated Hishon plans to work out vigorously during the summer in preparation for next season, which is certainly encouraging.
Joey Hishon suffers another head injury | 04/15/2013 7:35 AM
NewsJoey Hishon suffered a head injury when knocked into the boards from behind Friday in an AHL game.
ImpactWhile the Avs are not calling it a concussion, Hishon, Colorado's first pick and 17th overall in the 2010 Draft, missed almost two years after suffering a bad concussion in the 2011 Memorial Cup when hit by Brayden Schenn. He finally returned to action last month and had a goal and six points in nine games before getting hit by Joey Tenute Friday. We hope he has a speedy recovery.
Joey Hishon to play with Lake Erie Tuesday | 03/18/2013 8:37 AM
NewsJoey Hishon will play in his first game since May 21, 2011 on Tuesday when the Lake Erie Monsters host the Toronto Marlies.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactHishon was drafted 17th overall in the 2010 Draft but a bad concussion during the Memorial Cup on a hit by Brayden McNabb has kept him out of game action for almost two years. Congratulations to Hishon on his return and we hope he has good health for the remainder of his career. Hishon had 87 points in 50 games during his last OHL season. He needs plenty of playing time and will get that at the AHL level.
Subscribe to The Hockey News magazine!
Subscribe today, and save off the cover price.Subscribe now
Sign up to our e-flash newsletter.
You will receive backstage access to special features, articles, promotions and special events and more!!Sign up now