|Born||February 8, 1989,|
|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
|NHL team (P)
|Los Angeles Kings|
Manchester Monarchs (AHL)
|NHL Draft||4th overall, 2007|
Los Angeles Kings
Thomas Hickey (born February 8, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL). He is a prospect for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Hickey joined the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2004–05 in a limited role for 5 games. The following season, in 2005–06, he tallied 28 points as a rookie. In his draft year, in 2006–07, Hickey improved to 9 goals and 50 points. He was then drafted in the off-season 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. Hickey is currently the Alternate Captain for the Manchester Monarchs.
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
|Gold||2008 Czech Republic|
During his third year of major junior, Hickey was chosen to represent Team Canada for the 2008 World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic where he helped Canada to a fourth consecutive gold medal. He was selected the next year for the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa as the team captain, returning with John Tavares, P. K. Subban and Zach Boychuk from the previous year's team. In the third game of preliminaries, he was chosen as Team Canada's player of the game in a 5–1 win against Germany. Canada went on to beat Sweden in the finals for the third straight year to capture its fifth consecutive WJHC gold medal.
- WHL West Second All-Star Team (2007)
- Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2008 World Junior Championships
- WHL West First All-Star Team (2008)
- Was named Player of the Game in the preliminaires against Germany in the 2009 World Junior Championships
- Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championships
- WHL West First All-Star Team (2009)
Regular season and playoffs
|Junior int'l totals||13||0||4||4||6|
- IIHF World U20 Championships – Best Players Per Game (PDF). IIHF. Retrieved on 2009-01-01.
- Thomas Hickey's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Thomas Hickey's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
|Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick
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