Mickoski started his National Hockey League career with the New York Rangers in 1947. He would also play for the Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, and Boston Bruins. He retired after the 1960 season.
He bounced around the minors and senior leagues for a couple of years before joining the New York Rangers for two playoff games in 1948.
Beginning in the 1948-49 season, "Broadway Nick" spent parts of seven seasons with the Rangers. After scoring 20 points in 1949-50, he helped the Rangers reach the Stanley Cup finals for the last time in 22 years. During the overtime period of the seventh game, he hit the post. In 1950-51, he hit the 20-goal mark.
Mickoski joined the Chicago Black Hawks in 1954-55 and was a fine two-way worker. He was picked up by the Detroit Red Wings halfway through the 1957-58 season and made his first playoff appearance in eight years. After playing 66 games for the club in 1958-59, he was acquired by the Boston Bruins where he played his last half season.
The veteran forward spent his last several years as a pro in the minors. In 1962-63, he scored 41 goals for the San Francisco Seals and was named to the WHL first all-star team. He retired in 1969 after spending three years with the Grand Falls Cataracts in the Newfoundland senior league as a player-coach.
|1969-70||Winnipeg||WCHL||29||14||13||2||30||3rd East||14||8||5||1||Lost Semi Final|
|1970-71||Winnipeg||WCHL||66||31||32||3||65||3rd East||12||5||6||1||Lost Semi Final|
Awards & Achievements Edit
- Played in NHL All-Star Game (1956)
- WHL First All-Star Team (1963)
- Lester Patrick Cup (WHL Championship) (1963)
- “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame