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 season…Registered a goal and five assists for six points (1-5=6) and 12 penalty minutes…Missed a majority of the season due to an upper body injury…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 season…Made his professional debut with Manchester versus the Lowell Devils on April 1, 2009, recording two assists in the game…Recorded 51 points (16-35=51) and 30 penalty minutes in 57 regular season games with the Western Hockey League’s Seattle Thunderbirds during the 2008-09 season...Was Seattle’s team captain…His 51 points ranked first among Seattle defensemen (10th among WHL defensemen and fifth among Western Conference blueliners)…His 16 goals led Seattle defensemen (tied for fourth most among WHL defensemen and tied for first among Western Conference blueliners)…Named to the WHL Western Conference First All-Star Team (for the second straight season)…Appeared in five playoff games with Seattle, recording three points (2-1=3) and four penalty minutes…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 season…Led all Seattle blueliners in goals, assists and points…Named a WHL First-Team All-Star…For the 2008 post-season, his 10 points were tied for second on the team...Appeared in 205 career games with Seattle from 2004-08…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 tournament…Hickey’s second straight gold medal at the WJC, as he (along with Drew Doughty and Jonathan Bernier) earned a gold medal at the 2008 tournament…Member of Team Canada at the 2008 World Junior Championships held in the Czech Republic…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 Draft…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.