Joe Hicketts gets called up to NHL, will make debut tomorrow


WATCH: On Monday night in New Jersey, Joe Hicketts is set to become the first Victoria Royals alumni to play in an NHL game.

Hicketts was called up from the Detroit Red Wings’ AHL affiliate this morning, and will join the team for their Monday night contest against the New Jersey Devils. The Kamloops product played four seasons in Victoria, two of them as the captain. After capturing the Calder Cup in his rookie AHL season, Hicketts has had a slow 2017-18 season with the Grand Rapids Griffins, but the Red Wings are looking to find a spark on their defence with the insertion of Hicketts.

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