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Thomas Hickey

28-Year-Old Defenseman – New York Islanders

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Hickey's point totals from the past four seasons -- 22, 22, 18 and most recently 20 -- tell the whole story of his fantasy value. Taken with the fourth overall pick in the draft a decade ago, the 28-year-old has never lived up to that lofty pedigree, and he probably never wi...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 188   DOB: 2/8/1989   BORN: Calgary, Alberta   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #4 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Thomas Hickey Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $6.6 million contract with the Islanders in July 2015.

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Hickey only has one assist and is a minus-1 in six games in November.

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Thomas Hickey NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2012-13 23 NHL NYI 39 1 3 4 9 8 40 2.5 1 0 16:52 0 0 0 0:03 27 47
2013-14 24 NHL NYI 82 4 18 22 5 34 96 4.2 0 0 18:52 0 1 1 0:17 72 132
2014-15 25 NHL NYI 81 2 20 22 -12 26 82 2.4 1 0 18:56 0 0 0 0:13 117 136
2015-16 26 NHL NYI 62 6 12 18 9 30 55 10.9 2 0 17:24 0 0 0 0:23 65 90
2016-17 27 NHL NYI 76 4 16 20 -1 35 87 4.6 2 0 17:31 0 3 3 0:40 89 103
2017-18 28 NHL NYI 16 0 3 3 3 6 19 0.0 0 0 17:28 0 0 0 0:04 16 19
2017-18 Proj 28 NHL NYI 72 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Thomas Hickey

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Thomas Hickey – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Left Defenseman

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

17:28

Average Time On Ice

On average, Thomas Hickey was on the ice for 17:28.

0:04

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Thomas Hickey was on the ice for 0:04 during power plays.

2:29

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Thomas Hickey was on the ice for 2:29 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 17:24 0:23 2:05
2016-17 17:31 0:40 1:52
2017-18 17:28 0:04 2:29

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Thomas Hickey
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Nov 22 PHI Did Not Play
Nov 19 CAR@CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 14:50 0:00
Nov 18 TAM@TAM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:19 0:00
Nov 16 CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 17:49 0:00
Nov 11 STL@STL Did Not Play
Nov 10 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 15:27 0:00
Nov 7 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 17:31 0:00
Nov 5 COL Did Not Play
Nov 2 WAS@WAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:23 0:00
Oct 30 VGK Did Not Play
Oct 28 NAS@NAS Did Not Play
Oct 26 MIN@MIN 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:16 0:00
Oct 24 ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 15:38 0:00
Oct 21 SAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:29 0:00
Oct 19 NYR@NYR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 19:25 0:25
Oct 15 LOS@LOS 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 16:39 0:09
Oct 14 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 18:40 0:11
Oct 11 ANA@ANA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 18:13 0:00
Oct 9 STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 3 17:46 0:12
Oct 7 BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 20:02 0:14
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Oct 6 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 19:06 0:00

Thomas Hickey: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hickey has two assists and is plus-6 in eight games this season.

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Hickey played over 16 minutes and had two blocked shots as the Islanders defeated Buffalo 3-1 on Friday.

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Hickey scored the winning goal in overtime against Nashville on Tuesday.

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Hickey set up two goals in a 4-1 victory over the Oilers on Tuesday.

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Hickey (lower body) is in the starting lineup for Friday's tilt in Detroit.

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Hickey (lower body) is expected to play Friday in Detroit, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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Hickey (lower body) will miss Tuesday's game with Washington.

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Hickey (lower body) did not skate during practice Monday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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Hickey (lower body) will not dress for Thursday's home game against the Canadiens, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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Hickey is dealing with "a bit of a lower-body issue," per coach Doug Weight, who added that the defenseman will be reevaluated Thursday.

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Hickey netted a pair of assists in Thursday's loss to the Wild.

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Hickey picked up two assists and two PIM during Tuesday's 4-3 win against the Capitals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

Many players fail to meet lofty expectations, which is exactly what happened with Hickey. The Calgary native was drafted fourth overall by the Kings in 2007 and never found a permanent spot among L.A.ís loaded defense and eventually found himself claimed by the Islanders off waivers in 2013. Hickey has proven to be a very serviceable defenseman since moving east, playing on a full-time basis in the NHL on the teamís third line for the better part of four seasons. Now that the unfair expectations have tempered, Hickey can be counted on as a mobile, puck-moving defenseman who rarely makes mistakes in his own end and chips in 20-or-so points per season.

2015-16

The Islanders signed Hickey to a three-year, $6.6 million contract extension in July to anchor the third defensive pair for the team. Hickey possesses very little sizzle and is nothing more than a defensive worker with limited upside. Once prospects like Ryan Pulock and Scott Mayfield are ready to take on full-time roles with the team, Hickey could be forced out or take on the seventh defenseman role currently occupied by Brian Strait.

2014-15

It's easy to make fun of general manager Garth Snow for his inability to strengthen the Islanders defense through free agency, but top-tier defenders generally have their pick of where they want to play - and that has not been Long Island for decades. Snow has to find players that other teams gave up on, which leads us to Hickey. He is a former first round pick of the Kings who never panned out. On most teams he would be a bottom-pair defenseman or someone who would sit in the press box most nights; with the Isles he is expected to play big-time minutes. He is certainly miscast in that role, but until the younger prospects are ready to take on that job, he will remain a top-four guy.

2013-14

Hickey is another one of general manager Garth Snow's reclamation projects. As the former fourth overall pick of the Kings in the 2007 draft, he was claimed off waivers before the start of last season. Although Hickey didn't produce much offensively (1g, 2a), the Islanders felt he showed enough to warrant a two-year contract this off-season. Bottom line is that he is a bottom-pair defenseman who has limited upside, something the Isles seem to be loaded with.

2012-13

Hickey, the fourth overall selection back in 2007, still hasn't lived up to the lofty expectations that came with his draft position and is getting close to being labeled as a bust. He's been on the cusp of a roster spot each training camp, but continues to get bypassed -- Alec Martinez leapfrogged him last year. Hickey did earn All Star honors with Manchester in the AHL this past season, but still managed just 26 points (three goals, 23 assists) in 76 games. He simply hasn't developed like the Kings had hoped and he'll need a very strong training camp to crack the Kings roster.

2011-12

Hickey rebounded from an injury-riddled 2009 season season with a solid season (6 G, 18 A in 77 games) for Manchester in the AHL. He's been among the last cuts in each of his two previous training camps and will likely get a shot to earn a spot on the Kings' blueline again this camp but would be better served with another year in the AHL polishing his game. He's a smooth skater who could quarterback a power play but might have to wait his turn in LA with Drew Doughty and Jack Johnson around.

2010-11

Hickey's fast track path to the NHL got derailed by a shoulder injury last year, limiting him to just 19 games at the AHL. He's a future quarterback on the power play, though it'll be interesting to see how the Kings handle that with Drew Doughty on board as well. The lack of playing time last year likely punches his ticket for the AHL to start the season, though a strong training camp could change those plans. He'll probably get in a dozen or so games for the Kings this season while spending most of his time working on his game in the AHL. The future is bright but he'll probably have to wait another season before busting onto the NHL scene.

2009-10

Hickey ended his junior career with a bang, netting 16 goals and 35 assists in 57 games in the WHL. For good measure he picked up seven points in seven games down the stretch for Manchester in the AHL. He's got the ability to quarterback a powerplay but the Kings' overall youth on the blueline may make the team reluctant to add another fresh face on the backend. A strong training camp could land him on the roster but he's most likely headed back for a full season in the AHL. Definitely keep an eye on him as his future is very, very bright.

2008-09

The fourth overall pick in the 2007 draft had another solid season for Seattle in the WHL (63 games, 11 G, 34 A, 9 PPG) and certainly has a nice offensive game. He could surprise and win a spot in training camp but figures to spend most of the season in the minors as he rounds out his overall game but is certainly one to keep an eye on.

2007-08

The fourth-overall pick in the 2007 NHL draft, Hickey is only 18 years old and is considered a long-term project. The blue line is a sore spot for the Kings and if he shows anything, he could start moving up the ladder fairly quickly. That said, it's highly unlikely that he'll get a look with the Kings in 2007-08.

2006-07

Hickey has everything you'd want in an NHL defenseman... except size. He can pass, shoot, skate and handle the puck, but at 5'10", he might never crack the top-six in the NHL. His future will be decided by his defensive partner -- put him with a big man and watch him succeed. Otherwise, he's just going to struggle.