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Hishon Signs with Helsinki

Stratford native Joey Hishon is embarking on a new chapter of his hockey career.

Hishon announced on Twitter that he’s joining the KHL’s Helsinki Jokerit.

The 24-year-old centre was drafted 17th by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He played in 13 games with the Avalanche, scoring one goal and earning one assist.

He played four seasons with the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack and also spent time the Avalanche’s farm team, the Lake Erie Monsters.

Most recently he played for the San Antonio Rampage scoring 14 goals and 29 assists.