Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Thomas Hickey Autograph Card

Thomas Hickey was a huge factor in tonight's game between the New York Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning, first with a monster hit that kept Jonathan Drouin out of nearly half the game, then as a recipient of a Brian Boyle hit leading to the Bolts' giant scoring the overtime winner.

Hickey's obviously a huge part of the Isles' defense, what with over 21 minutes of ice time in these playoffs and 5 points in 9 games to show for it. I've said time and time again, however, that the team from Brooklyn cannot compete with Tampa without Jaroslav Halak in nets, particularly when Ben Bishop is sharp in from of his own net.

Here is Hickey as the captain of Team Canada, from the 2009 World Juniors where he won his second consecutive gold medal at the tournament, which also happened to be Canada's fifth straight:
It's the signed insert version of card #90 from Upper Deck's 2013-14 Team Canada set, which features a blue-sharpied on-sticker autograph. It shows him wearing his country's white (when playing as the "home" team) uniform.

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