Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Justin Hocking
Defenceman Justin Hocking played one game with the Los Angeles Kings in 1993-94. The 6'4", 205 pounder was a tough enforcer in his own zone who ended up spending most of his pro career in the minors.

Born in Stettler, Alberta, Hocking was chosen 39th overall by the Kings in 1992 after he enjoyed a solid rookie season with the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL. He returned for three more years of junior in Spokane and Medicine Hat and was named to the WHL east second all-star team in 1994. Late in the 1993-94 season he dressed for one NHL game and three IHL contests with the Phoenix Roadrunners.

Hocking played in four minor pro leagues during the 1994-95 season before settling down in the AHL. By the late 90s' he was an imposing force on the Worcester Ice Cats' blueline and hoped to gain another shot at the NHL. Hocking stayed in the minors through the 2000-01 season before seeking a change in scenery with the Manchester Storm of the British League.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Fort Saskatchewan Traders AJHL 38 4 6 10 84
1991-92 Spokane Chiefs WHL 71 4 6 10 309 10 0 3 3 28
1992-93 Spokane Chiefs WHL 16 0 1 1 75
1992-93 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 54 1 9 10 119 10 0 1 1 13
1993-94 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 68 7 26 33 236 3 0 0 0 6
1993-94 Los Angeles Kings NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 3 0 0 0 15
1994-95 Syracuse Crunch AHL 7 0 0 0 24
1994-95 Portland Pirates AHL 9 0 1 1 34
1994-95 Knoxville Cherokees ECHL 20 0 6 6 70 4 0 0 0 26
1994-95 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 20 1 1 2 50 1 0 0 0 0
1995-96 P.E.I. Senators AHL 74 4 8 12 251 4 0 2 2 5
1996-97 Worcester IceCats AHL 68 1 10 11 198 5 0 3 3 2
1997-98 Worcester IceCats AHL 79 5 12 17 198 -4 11 1 2 3 19
1998-99 Indianapolis Ice IHL 34 2 4 6 111 -11
1998-99 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 44 4 6 10 99 +1 5 0 0 0 2
1999-00 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 68 4 9 13 175 +1
2000-01 Springfield Falcons AHL 60 0 7 7 114 -6
2000-01 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 6 0 0 0 12 -2
2001-02 Manchester Storm Britain 19 1 1 2 22
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


WHL East Second All-Star Team (1994) Claimed by Ottawa from Los Angeles in Waiver Draft, October 2, 1995. Traded to Chicago by Ottawa for Brian Felsner, August 21, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 23, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, August 1, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Manchester (Britain), August 21, 2001.