The New York Islanders have opted not to offer a contract to defenseman Brenden Kichton, their fifth-round selection in the 2011 NHL draft. Kichton, the Spokane Chiefs' captain during the 2012-13 season, won the Western Hockey League's defenseman of the year award this year. He can now reenter the draft, which this year is scheduled for June 30. Read more:
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