Thread: Confirmed with Link: Isles claim Thomas Hickey (D) off Waivers
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01-16-2013, 12:37 AM
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One guy who knows a thing or two about the Kings farm system is Sound Tigers head coach Scott Pellerin. Pellerin spent six years in Manchester as a Monarchs assistant coach. Three of those years were spent coaching Hickey. CT Post’s Mike Fornabaio has the coach’s thoughts:

“He’s really strong positionally,” said Scott Pellerin, assistant at Manchester for Hickey’s first three pro seasons. “He’s got really good hockey sense. He moves the puck well, the first pass. He just brings — I wouldn’t say he’s overly offensive, but he’s the kind of guy who can play all situations.”
Pellerin said he’s a good guy, does good work in the community, a leader. That reminded me that the Monarchs put a letter on him in his second pro season.

“He somebody who’s got very good hockey IQ,” Pellerin said. “He picks things up, what other teams are doing, from the bench. He has those communication skills with his teammates. We relied on him to be a leader on the team.”

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