The New York Islanders announced today that Thomas Hickey has agreed to terms on a two-year deal.
Hickey was then drafted 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. During the 2008-2009 season, Hickey suffered an ankle injury that required surgery after the season ended. In November, 2009 Hickey suffered a shoulder injury that would also require surgery and keep him off the ice until April 1, 2010. Not much later, one game before the Monarchs would begin their playoff run for the 2009-2010 season, Hickey sprained his ankle and was unable to play again until the semifinals, when the Monarchs lost to the Hershey Bears.
In 212 career AHL games, all with the Monarchs, Hickey scored 75 points (14 goals, 61 assists) with a plus-24 rating. This past season, Hickey was given his first tour of NHL duty, scoring one goal and recording three assists in 39 games.
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