Thomas Hickey (D)
2011-12 Season: Posted career-highs in assists (23), points (26) and plus-minus (plus-16)...Ranked third among team defensemen with 23 assists and 26 points...Led the Monarchs in plus-minus (plus-16)...Was one of two players (Andrew Campbell) to appear in all 76 regular season games for the Monarchs...Named to the AHL Eastern Conference All-Star roster...Appeared in all four games of the 2012 Calder Cup Eastern Conference Quarterfinals...Recorded a team-high four assists during the playoffs...Awarded the Monarchs Community Service Award along with teammate Andrew Campbell.
Career Highlights: Collected six goals, 18 assists, 24 points, 38 penalty minutes and 125 shots on goal with the Monarchs for the 2010-11 season...Set a career-high with six goals...Led Monarchs defensemen with 77 games played for the 2010-11 season...Recorded the longest assist streak for a Monarchs player that season with four assists in four games from December 10-17, 2010...Registered two assists in seven games during the 2011 Calder Cup Atlantic Division Semifinals...Appeared in 19 games with the Monarchs during the 2009-10 seasonâ€¦Registered a goal and five assists for six points (1-5=6) and 12 penalty minutesâ€¦Missed a majority of the season due to an upper body injuryâ€¦Posted three assists in four games during the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs...Recorded seven points (1-6=7) and two penalty minutes in seven games with Manchester during the 2008-09 seasonâ€¦Made his professional debut with Manchester versus the Lowell Devils on April 1, 2009, recording two assists in the gameâ€¦Recorded 51 points (16-35=51) and 30 penalty minutes in 57 regular season games with the Western Hockey Leagueâ€™s Seattle Thunderbirds during the 2008-09 season...Was Seattleâ€™s team captainâ€¦His 51 points ranked first among Seattle defensemen (10th among WHL defensemen and fifth among Western Conference blueliners)â€¦His 16 goals led Seattle defensemen (tied for fourth most among WHL defensemen and tied for first among Western Conference blueliners)â€¦Named to the WHL Western Conference First All-Star Team (for the second straight season)â€¦Appeared in five playoff games with Seattle, recording three points (2-1=3) and four penalty minutesâ€¦Recorded 45 points (11-34=45), 49 penalty minutes and a plus-20 rating in 63 regular season games with the Thunderbirds during the 2007-08 seasonâ€¦Led all Seattle blueliners in goals, assists and pointsâ€¦Named a WHL First-Team All-Starâ€¦For the 2008 post-season, his 10 points were tied for second on the team...Appeared in 205 career games with Seattle from 2004-08â€¦Collected 126 points (23-103=126) and 178 penalty minutes with the Thunderbirds.
International: Captained Team Canada to a gold medal at the 2009 World Junior Championships, recording three points (0-3=3) and two penalty minutes in six games as Canada went a perfect 6-0 in the tournamentâ€¦Hickeyâ€™s second straight gold medal at the WJC, as he (along with Drew Doughty and Jonathan Bernier) earned a gold medal at the 2008 tournamentâ€¦Member of Team Canada at the 2008 World Junior Championships held in the Czech Republicâ€¦Recorded one point (0-1=1), four penalty minutes and had a plus-4 rating in seven games, helping Team Canada win the gold medal.
Transactions: Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the first-round (4th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draftâ€¦Signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Kings on July 17, 2008...Signed a one-year contract with the Kings on July 17, 2012...Inked a one-year contract with the Monarchs on September 27, 2012.