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I'm going to do a statistical comparison between the two. I've bolded their best seasons.

PK Subban OHL Regular Season:

2005-06: 52 GP, 5 G, 7 A, 12 PTS, 0.23 PPG, -2 Rating, 70 PIM.
2006-07: 68 GP, 15 G, 41 A, 56 PTS, 0.82 PPG, +13 Rating, 89 PIM.
2007-08: 58 GP, 8 G, 38 A, 46 PTS, 0.79 PPG, +19 Rating, 100 PIM.
2008-09: 56 GP, 14 G, 62 A, 76 PTS, 1.36 PPG, +47 Rating, 94 PIM.

Total: 234 GP, 42 G, 148 A, 190 PTS, 0.81 PPG, +77 Rating, 353 PIM.

PK Subban OHL Playoffs:

2005-06: 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PTS, 0 PPG, 0 Rating, 2 PIM.
2006-07: 15 GP, 5 G, 8 A, 13 PTS, 0.87 PPG, +11 Rating, 26 PIM.
2007-08: 21 GP, 8 G, 15 A, 23 PTS, 1.1 PPG, +7 Rating, 28 PIM.
2008-09: 17 GP, 3 G, 12 A, 15 PTS, 0.88 PPG, +6 Rating, 22 PIM.

Total: 56 GP, 16 G, 35 A, 51 PTS, 0.91 PPG, +24 Rating, 78 PIM.

Thomas Hickey WHL Regular Season:

2004-05: 5GP, 2 G, 1 A, 3 PTS, 0.6 PPG, -1 Rating, 6 PIM.
2005-06: 69 GP, 1 G, 27 A, 28 PTS, 0.41 PPG, +2 Rating, 53 PIM.
2006-07: 68 GP, 9 G, 41 A, 50 PTS, 0.74 PPG, +15 Rating, 70 PIM.
2007-08: 63 GP, 11 G, 34 A, 45 PTS, 0.71 PPG, +20 Rating, 49 PIM.
2008-09: 57 GP, 16 G, 35 A, 51 PTS, 0.89 PPG, +37 Rating, 30 PIM.

Total: 262 GP, 39 G, 138 A, 177 PTS, 0.68 PPG, +73 Rating, 208 PIM.

Thomas Hickey WHL Playoffs:

2004-05: No playoffs.
2005-06: 7 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 4 PTS, 0.57 PPG, +2 Rating, 10 PIM.
2006-07: 11 GP, 3 G, 4 A, 7 PTS, 0.64 PPG, -4, 4 PIM.
2007-08: 9 GP, 1 G, 9 A, 10 PTS, 1.1 PPG, 0 Rating, 4 PIM.
2008-09: 5 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 3 PTS, 0.6 PPG, -1 Rating, 4 PIM.

Total: 32 GP, 7 G, 17 A, 24 PTS, 0.75 PPG, -3 Rating, 22 PIM.

Though the WHL is a more defensive league than the OHL, Subban has beaten Hickey in every category (significantly). At this point in their development, the only thing Hickey has on Subban is his 7 games of AHL experience where he put up 7 points (1 G, 6 A, -1 Rating, 2 PIM).

Then again, you could say that Subban's far better WJC performance outdoes Hickey's 7 games in the AHL, and we also haven't seen what Subban can do at the AHL level.

Let's not forget that Hickey was picked a lot earlier than most scouts expected, and if Subban broke out earlier, he would've been a top 10 pick in his draft year (maybe top 5).

My pick is Subban, but I have no idea who will have the better NHL career. I'm a Leafs fan by the way.

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