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Top Joe Hicketts News

  • Wild's Joe Hicketts: Designated for waivers

    Hicketts was placed on waivers by the Wild on Monday.

    Hicketts never earned a call-up last season after being sent to AHL Iowa before training camp and will likely find himself in a similar situation again this year. Without a way to earn NHL minutes, Hicketts figures to remain a non-factor in fantasy contests.

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  • Wild's Joe Hicketts: Waived by Wild

    Hicketts was placed on waivers by Minnesota on Friday, CapFriendly reports.

    Hicketts spent the entirety of the 2020-21 season with AHL Grand Rapids, picking up one goal and 18 points through 32 contests. It'll almost certainly take a number of injuries to the Wild's blue-line corps for Hicketts to touch NHL ice in 2021-22.

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  • Wild's Joe Hicketts: Signs with Minnesota

    Hicketts signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Wild on Wednesday.

    Hicketts has performed solidly with AHL Grand Rapids, notching 72 points in 146 games across the last three seasons. The defenseman has yet to translate that into NHL success with just five helpers in 22 games across parts of three campaigns. Hicketts is expected to spend most of the year with AHL Iowa.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Bounced to minors

    Hicketts was sent to AHL Grand Rapids on Sunday.

    Hicketts was added to the taxi squad as some insurance depth ahead of Sunday's clash with the Lightning. The 24-year-old blueliner likely won't see any time with the big club down the stretch.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Reassigned to taxi squad

    Hicketts was reassigned to Detroit's taxi squad Sunday.

    Hicketts has appeared in 22 games with the Red Wings, including six this season, so he'll be a candidate to reenter the lineup when Detroit takes the ice Sunday against the Lightning.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Ushered to minors

    The Red Wings reassigned Hicketts to AHL Grand Rapids on Saturday.

    Hicketts has accrued two assists and a minus-5 rating over six NHL games this season. His demotion to the AHL signals Patrik Nemeth (illness) may be ready to play Saturday against the Devils.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Called to big club

    The Red Wings recalled Hicketts from AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday.

    The Red Wings hit the road for their next two games, and Hicketts will provide depth with Mike Green (upper body) out and three other blueliners on IR. Hicketts has suited up in five NHL games this year, posting two assists and a minus-4 rating.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Packs bags for AHL

    The Red Wings assigned Hicketts to AHL Grand Rapids on Sunday.

    Hicketts has showcased an offensive touch over five NHL games this year, posting two assists. His reassignment could signal that either Mike Green or Filip Hronek (undisclosed) will be ready for Tuesday's matchup against the Senators.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Sends assist

    Hicketts provided an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Sharks.

    Hicketts entered the lineup after serving as a healthy scratch versus the Kings on Thursday. He was needed with Mike Green (personal) and Hronek (undisclosed) unavailable. Hicketts has only two assists in five games, while adding 10 hits and 10 blocked shots. He'll likely return to AHL Grand Rapids when some of the Red Wings' five injured defenseman are ready to play again.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Called up Thursday

    Hicketts was promoted from AHL Grand Rapids on Thursday.

    The Red Wings also brought Jonathan Ericsson up from the minors ahead of Thursday's clash with the Kings, though neither player is likely to get into the game barring an additional injury on the blue line. In four games for Detroit this year, Hicketts notched one assist, four shots and nine blocks.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Dropped down a level

    The Red Wings assigned Hicketts to AHL Grand Rapids on Thursday.

    Hicketts' demotion indicates Danny DeKeyser (undisclosed) or Mike Green (illness) will likely be ready to return to the lineup Friday against Boston. The 23-year-old blueliner will probably continue to bounce between the AHL and NHL, so he won't be a dependable fantasy asset in 2019-20.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Summoned by parent club

    The Red Wings recalled Hicketts from AHL Grand Rapids on Tuesday.

    Hicketts has enjoyed a fast start to the season in the minors, racking up seven assists through his first eight games. The 23-year-old could make his season debut with the big club as soon as Tuesday against the Oilers.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Nabs deal with Wings

    Hicketts inked a two-year contract with the Red Wings on Wednesday.

    Hicketts was a restricted free agent this offseason, and was able to land back with Detroit. He wasn't impressive in limited action with Detroit last season, going scoreless while posting a minus-9 rating in 11 games, but he showed some potential while skating in the minors, notching three goals and 27 points in 64 appearances. The 23-year-old blueliner will try to secure a spot on the Red Wings' Opening Night roster during training camp in September.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Handed qualifying offer

    The Red Wings extended a qualifying offer to Hicketts on Tuesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

    Hicketts wasn't impressive in limited action with Detroit last season, going scoreless while posting a minus-9 rating in 11 games, but he showed some potential while skating in the minors, notching three goals and 27 points in 64 appearances. The 5-foot-8 blueliner will try to secure a spot on the Red Wing's Opening Night roster during training camp in September.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Heading to AHL

    Hicketts was sent down to AHL Grand Rapids on Sunday.

    Hicketts dished out three assists in five NHL games during the 2017-18 campaign but was held off the scoresheet in 11 contests with the big club this season. The 5-foot-8 blueliner will likely spend most of next season in the minors, as well.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Recalled to NHL

    Hicketts was called up under emergency conditions from AHL Grand Rapids on Monday.

    With Danny DeKeyser and Jonathan Ericsson both dealing with lower-body injuries, Hicketts was recalled. The 22-year-old leads the Griffins in scoring this campaign with 27 points in 61 games. If he suits up in Tuesday's game against Pittsburgh, it won't likely effect the fantasy world, as he's pointless in eight NHL games this season.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Shipped down to minors

    Hicketts was demoted to AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday.

    Hicketts has been a healthy scratch the last three games, so the decision to send him down to the minors could simply be to get him some ice time. The team also deployed a lineup that included seven defensemen against Columbus on Tuesday, and flipping Hicketts for Wade Megan will allow them to take a more traditional 12/6 approach.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Pressured to adjust on fly

    Hicketts remains pointless on the season even after Saturday's 4-3 overtime road win over the Panthers.

    The blue-line prospect from Kamloops, British Columbia has stumbled out of the gate, which is particularly disappointing since Hicketts had three assists, nine hits, 12 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating over his first five games at the top level in 2017-18. In fairness to the 22-year-old defenseman, he's already been tested in a precarious situation, as several Wings defensemen have sat out with their respective injuries early in this season. Learning on the fly should do wonders for Hicketts' long-term development, but he's not a recommended fantasy play at this time.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Recalled by big club

    The Red Wings recalled Hicketts from AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

    Hicketts was one of Detroit's final cuts from training camp, so with Niklas Kronwall (undisclosed) and Jonathan Ericsson (upper body) both ailing, it's not exactly surprising to see him back with the big club so soon. The 22-year-old blueliner could make his season debut as soon as Thursday against the Blue Jackets.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Barely misses cut, sent to AHL

    Hicketts failed to make the cut in joining the Red Wings to start the 2018-19 season. Instead, he was assigned to AHL Grand Rapids.

    It's surprising that both Hicketts and Filip Hronek were assigned to AHL Grand Rapids. Mike Green (illness) was placed on the non-roster IR, and Niklas Kronwall (undisclosed) is no lock for the season home opener against the Blue Jackets on Thursday, At any rate, Hicketts should still be motivated to prove that he belongs at the top level after he produced three assists, nine hits, 12 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating over five games in his debut season with the Wings in 2017-18.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-8, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Kamloops, BC
Age: 26
Experience: 5
Shoots: Left