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Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
182 lb (83 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Los Angeles Kings
Manchester Monarchs (AHL)
Nationality Canada
Born February 8 1989 (1989-02-08) (age 20),
Calgary, AB
NHL Draft 4th overall, 2007
Los Angeles Kings
Pro Career 2009 – present

Thomas Hickey (born February 8, 1989 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian major junior defenceman currently playing for the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL). He is a prospect for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Playing career

Hickey joined the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2004–05 in a limited role for 5 games. The following season, in 2005–06, he tallied 28 points as a rookie. In his draft year, in 2006–07, Hickey improved to 9 goals and 50 points. He was then drafted in the off-season by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round, 4th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. On July 17, 2007, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Kings. Attending the Kings' training camp, he was returned to the Thunderbirds on September 21, 2007, for a third junior season.

International play

During his third year of major junior, Hickey was chosen to represent Team Canada for the 2008 World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic where he helped Canada to a fourth consecutive gold medal. He was selected the next year for the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa as the captain, returning with John Tavares, P. K. Subban and Zach Boychuk from the previous year's team. In the third game of preliminaries, he was chosen as Team Canada's player of the game in a 5–1 win against Germany. Canada went on to beat Sweden in the finals for the third straight year to capture its fifth consecutive WJHC gold medal.

Awards

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 5 2 1 3 5
2005–06 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 69 1 27 28 53 7 1 3 4 10
2006–07 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 68 9 41 50 70 11 3 4 7 4
2007–08 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 63 11 34 45 49 9 1 9 10 4
2008–09 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 57 16 35 51 30
2008–09 Manchester Monarchs AHL 7 1 6 7 2
WHL totals 262 39 138 161 207 27 5 16 21 18
AHL totals 7 1 6 7 2

External links

  • Thomas Hickey's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
Los Angeles Kings first-round draft picks
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