Brandon Hickey
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Brandon Hickey

Hometown:

Leduc Alberta

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1996-04-13

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

3rd round (64th overall), 2014

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2010-11: Brandon Hickey played for the Leduc Oil Kings bantam AAA team in Alberta and appeared in one game with the club’s minor midget AAA team. Hickey played for the Edmonton South Bruins in the Alberta Cup and was selected by the Tri-City Americans in the fourth round (81st overall) of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.

2011-12: Hickey appeared in two junior A games with the AJHL’s Spruce Grove Saints and played for the Leduc Oil Kings midget AAA team that hosted the 2012 Telus Cup. He had no points with 2 penalty minutes playing for the Saints. Hickey played 19 games for the Kings during the regular season — scoring 4 goals with 7 assists and 12 penalty minutes —and had no points with 4 penalty minutes in seven Telus Cup games. The Oil Kings lost to the Saskatoon Contacts in the bronze medal game. Hickey played for the gold medal Team Alberta squad in the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup and was invited to Team Pacific’s U17 regional camp in July.

2012-13: Hickey played for the AJHL’s Spruce Grove Saints and competed for Canada Pacific in the 2013 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 1 goal with 6 assists and 11 penalty minutes in 55 games as Spruce Grove finished first in the North Division. Hickey had no points with 12 penalty minutes in 16 playoff games. In five games at the WHC he scored 1 goal with 2 assists and 6 penalty minutes. Canada Pacific reached the championship game; winning a silver medal.

2013-14: Hickey skated in 49 of 60 regular season games for Spruce Grove in his second season with the Saints and played for Canada West in the 2013 U19 World Junior A Challenge. He scored 4 goals with 12 assists and 22 penalty minutes during the AJHL regular season. The Saints finished first in the North Division and advanced to the Western Canada Cup after winning the AJHL playoff title. Hickey had 5 assists and 4 penalty minutes in 13 playoff games. He had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in four games at the WJAC as Canada West captured a bronze medal. In January he committed to playing college hockey at Boston University in 2014-15. Hickey was ranked 63rd amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Calgary in the third round (64th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

Hickey is a raw but talented strong skating player with the prototypical frame to be a two-way defenseman in the NHL one day. With a willingness to join the attack, he has shown the ability to contribute on the offensive end. Physically, he should add bulk and strength during his college career while also continuing to develop his positional play and decision making.

Future

Hickey in in his freshman season at Boston University in 2014-15 and is among the leading scorers among Terriers' defensemen. Like many BU alums his high skill level and physical tools suggest he may be pro ready before using all four years of his NCAA eligibility. Long-term his potential suggests he will be an effective two-way defenseman who is strong in his own end and is a threat in the transition game.

Calgary Flames prospects a determined group in 2014-15

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Photo: Calgary Flames prospect Brandon Hickey was on the wrong side of the National Championship but had an outstanding freshman campaign for Boston University (courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Calgary Flames prospect Brandon Hickey was on the wrong side of the National Championship game but had an outstanding freshman campaign for Boston University (courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

After completing an exceptional regular season and never giving up, the Calgary Flames have found a way to win and return to the playoffs after six years without a post-season appearance. Coincidentally, Lance Bouma and TJ Brodie were drafted the last time the Flames were in the playoffs. Since then the Calgary Flames have stockpiled a group of talented prospects which includes Michael Ferland, Markus Granlund, Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, and most recently, Sam Bennett. Collectively, they have been an integral part of the team and the success found this season.

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Photo: The Providence College Friars pose with the National Championship trophy after defeating Boston University by a 4-3 score in the 2015 Frozen Four at TD Garden in Boston, MA (courtesy of Michael Tureski/Icon Sportswire)

It took them 30 years to get back to the championship game, not to mention some much needed puck luck to be in a position to win it, but Providence College finally earned their first National Championship as they defeated Boston University by a 4-3 score at the 2015 NCAA Frozen Four. Read more»

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Photo: Boston University forward Jack Eichel (#9, lower right) watches his backhand shot enter the net to give BU the early 1-0 lead. Eichel scored two goals and added an assist in his team’s 5-3 win over the University of North Dakota (courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

While it was by no means a one-man performance, Boston University forward Jack Eichel provided further proof of why he is considered a lock to be chosen second overall at the 2015 NHL Draft. Eichel and his BU teammates defeated a determined University of North Dakota squad, 5-3, in the second semi-final contest at the 2015 Frozen Four in Boston, MA. Read more»

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Photo: University of North Dakota forward Drake Caggiula and Boston University forward and 2015 prospect Jack Eichel are a pair of nine’s that led their schools in scoring in the 2014-15 season (courtesy of Tim G. Zechar/Icon Sportswire and Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

While the first semi-final game at the 2015 NCAA Frozen Four features two schools with little or no history at this event, the second game of the day pits two schools – Boston University and the University of North Dakota – with a combined 63 appearances and 43 titles between them. Read more»

Calgary Flames prospects gaining NCAA postseason experience

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Photo: Calgary Flames prospect Rushan Rafikov is an intelligent and calm defenseman. (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Photo: Calgary Flames prospect Rushan Rafikov is an intelligent and calm defenseman playing in Russia’s second tier league. (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

The NCAA continues to be a quality source of promising prospects for the Calgary Flames with six currently represented in the system. Leading the way is a trio of Providence Friars which includes Jon Gillies, Mark Jankowski, and John Gilmour. Matt Deblouw and Tim Harrison have returned to their respective schools with stronger seasons, while freshman Brandon Hickey has stepped in and elevated his play as a defender for Boston University.

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