LA Kings Prospect Thomas Hickey Looking To Bounce Back In A Big Way

EL SEGUNDO, CA — The 2009-10 season could not have gone much worse for Los Angeles Kings defenseman prospect Thomas Hickey.

After completing his career in Canadian junior hockey in 2008-09 with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League, turning in his best season in the WHL with 16 goals and 35 assists for 51 points in 57 games, the 5-10, 182-pound native of Calgary, Alberta graduated to the American Hockey League.

But once Hickey donned the sweater of the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL [the Kings’ primary minor league affiliate] this past season, his hockey career was put mostly on hold due to injury—a shoulder injury suffered in late November, 2009 that required surgery, keeping him off the ice until April 1, 2010, just four games before the Monarchs began their run in the AHL playoffs.

“I got into four [games] before the regular season was over,” said Hickey.

But Hickey’s bad luck was not yet over, as he wound up on the shelf once again just before the playoffs began. Read more of this post

Thomas Hickey And Colten Teubert Show Improvement At LA Kings Development Camp

Thomas Hickey Courtesy Los Angeles Kings/NHL.

Thomas Hickey
Photo courtesy Los Angeles Kings/NHL.

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Last summer, Los Angeles Kings defenseman prospect Thomas Hickey was in Southern California for the team’s annual development camp for their young prospects. But for him, the camp was filled with off-ice training and exercises and a lot of watching from the bench.

Indeed, Hickey ended up spending last year’s development camp off the ice and on crutches due to off-season surgery to repair a torn ankle ligament. But one year later, he was on the ice at the Kings’ 2009 development camp and was a standout among the defensemen.

“It’s a big relief,” said Hickey, who was selected by the Kings in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft. “It was tough sitting on the sidelines last year. I still learned a lot because there’s a lot of stuff that goes on off the ice but this year [I’m] getting Read more of this post

Colten Teubert Adds Greater Maturity And Composure To His Game

ONTARIO, CA — In his second game with the Ontario Reign, the ECHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, 19-year-old defenseman Colten Teubert had the puck on his stick, moving it up ice with his team on a crucial power play, trailing the Phoenix Roadrunners with a little over five minutes left in their game on March 21. Read more of this post

Preissing Placed on Injured Reserve; Moller Activated, But Might Be Headed To Juniors

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On February 11, the Los Angeles Kings activated rookie forward Oscar Moller from injured reserve and placed defenseman Tom Preissing on injured reserve, retroactive to February 1. Read more of this post

LA Kings World Junior Championships Wrap-Up

On January 5, Los Angeles Kings prospects Thomas Hickey and Colten Teubert earned a Gold Medal in helping Canada hand Sweden a 5-1 loss in the finals of the 2009 IIHF World Junior (Under-20) Championships in Ottawa.

Hickey, Canada’s team captain, contributed three assists in the tournament in six games. The two defensemen helped lead Canada to their fifth straight Gold Medal at the tournament.

Kings prospect Oscar Moller served as captain of Team Sweden, scoring a goal and adding three assists in six games, earning the Silver Medal.

Defenseman prospect Viatcheslav Voinov represented Russia, scoring a goal and adding three assists in seven games, earning the Bronze Medal.

Moller will return to Los Angeles on Wednesday.


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