A part of the Lake Erie Monsters offense was re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche, as Joey Hishon was re-signed to a one-year, two-way contract. Hishon is slated to make $67,500 in the AHL, the same as his recently-expired ELC. On the NHL side, he would make $850,500, a $49,500 cut from his ELC.
Hishon had an interruption to the start of his professional career in 2011-12, having to sit out the entire season due to a concussion. In 2012-13, Hishon was only able to participate in nine games with the Lake Erie Monsters, scoring a goal and five assists.
Participating in 50 games with the Monsters this past season, Hishon scored 10 goals and 14 assists before getting the call up to the Avalanche during their Stanley Cup Playoff run. In three games with the Avalanche, Hishon picked up a single assist.
The Stratford, Ontario native spent four seasons with the Owen Sound Attack, earning 254 points in 214 games, and was a part of the 2010-11 OHL championship team.