Thread: Confirmed with Link: Isles claim Thomas Hickey (D) off Waivers
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01-15-2013, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Yashin for President View Post
Never seen him play except for world juniors. My only question is his size. If he is really 5'10, this is another smallish defenseman. I know its waiver wire, people shouldnt get that excited. His minor league experience should help, thats what gives him the edge over any of our current AHL Dmen. Let see what happens, im still pissed about Vis.
Same here only saw the Juniors. Here is what Hockey Future says:
Hickey's strong suit is his skating ability and he exudes confidence on and off the ice. He plays bigger than his 5'11, 185-pound frame might suggest. A well-spoken player with great on-ice vision. Uses his skating ability to move the puck out of the zone and pressure the opposition's forwards up-ice. Might develop into a future powerplay quarterback.
He gets a 6.5 rating and a C grade for whatever that is worth.
If he doesn't make the cut he cost the Islanders nothing. He did come from a winning environments with both the Kings and Monarchs which I tend to put a lot of stock in.

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