2005-06: Hickey led his Cretin-Derham Hall high school team in scoring as a junior with 62 points on 37 goals and 25 assists in 31 games. His team won the school’s first state championships with Hickey leading the way with six goals in three state tournament games. He was named to the All-Tournament Team. Drafted by the Wild in the seventh round, 192nd overall.
2006-07: As a senior and team captain, a knee injury limited his action to just 17 games. However he still racked up 36 points with 21 goals and 15 assists, again making a state tournament appearance.
2007-08: Hickey struggled a bit adjusting his offensive game to the USHL level, and he was playing for a Tri-City Storm team having a pretty rough year. He managed 15 goals and 16 assists in 55 games for the Storm, which was fourth on his team in goals and points.
2008-09: Hickey skated in eight games as a freshman at the University of Wisconsin and scored 1 goal with a -2 plus/minus and 4 PMs. Hickey announced that he was transferring following the school year.
2009-10: Originally believe to be headed to Dartmouth, where he would have had to sit out the season per NCAA rules, Hickey transferred to NCAA Division III St. Thomas in January 2010. Hickey scored 5 goals with 3 assists in 13 games with the Tommies. St. Thomas captured the MIAC playoff title after finishing third in the regular season, but fell to Gustavus Adolphus in the NCAA Division III Tournament; having defeating the Golden Gusties a week earlier in the MIAC final.
2010-11: Hickey skated in 19 of 26 games for St. Thomas as a junior; missing seven games due to injury. He scored 4 goals with 8 assists and had a team-high 67 PMs. The Tommies finished 14-10-2, losing to Concordia in the MIAC semifinals after finishing second to Hamline in the regular season.
He has the size and strength to bang and an excellent work ethic. His speed is good, though his agility could be better. He has a sound defensive game and a nice, hard shot, but his hands and vision are not his strengths. A goal-scorer in high school, he will most likely be a checker or possibly a garbage goal specialist.
Hickey is a senior and assistant captain for St. Thomas in 2011-12.