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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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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page:

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