Islanders Claim Hickey Off Waivers

Defenseman and former first-round pick claimed from Los Angeles

Tuesday, 01.15.2013 / 12:26 PM / News
New York Islanders

The New York Islanders announced today that Thomas Hickey has been claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings.

Hickey, 23, has appeared in 33 American Hockey League games this season with the Manchester Monarchs, scoring 12 points (three goals, nine assists) with a plus-4 rating. In 212 career AHL games with the Monarchs, the Calgary, AB, native has 75 points (14 goals, 61 assists) with a plus-24 rating. Hickey was selected to his first AHL All-Star Game in 2012.

Los Angeles selected Hickey in the first round (4th overall) of the 2007 NHL Draft. The 5’11, 190-pound defenseman played a four-year junior career with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League. He totaled 177 points (39 goals, 138 assists) in 262 career WHL games and was named to the WHL West First All-Star Team in 2008 and 2009.

On the international stage, Hickey played for Team Canada at the 2008 and 2009 World Junior Championships, winning gold both years and serving as team captain in 2009. He also represented Canada-Pacific at the 2006 World Hockey Challenge.

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 71 27 42 -9 69
J. Tavares 59 24 42 -6 66
F. Nielsen 80 25 33 -11 58
J. Bailey 77 8 30 -8 38
B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
M. Grabner 64 12 14 -10 26
T. Hickey 82 4 18 5 22
C. Clutterbuck 73 12 7 -9 19
C. McDonald 70 8 10 -22 18
R. Strome 37 7 11 -1 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29

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