2010-11: Dylan Sikura skated for the South Central Coyotes midget minor AAA team in suburban Toronto while attending St. Andrews College high school. He scored 19 goals with 22 assists and 16 penalty minutes in 54 games for the Coyotes and had no points nor penalties in two games for the St. Andrew’s varsity team. Sikura was selected by Erie in the 14th round (266th overall) in the 2011 OHL Priority Draft.
2011-12: Sikura played for the Aurora Tigers junior A team in the Ontario Junior Hockey League as a 16-year-old. In 44 regular season games he scored 6 goals with 12 assists and 2 penalty minutes. Aurora finished third in the North Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Sikura scored 2 goals including a game-winner in nine playoff games. In December he committed to playing college hockey at Dartmouth in 2013-14.
2012-13: Sikura scored 8 goals with 20 assists and 28 penalty minutes in 46 games for Aurora in his second OJHL season as the Tigers finished second in the North Division. He had 1 assist in six playoff games as Aurora lost a first round playoff series.
2013-14: Sikura de-committed from Dartmouth and returned to Aurora for his third season with the Tigers. After missing time with an injury early in the year he finished as the team’s second-leading scorer. In 41 games he scored 17 goals with a team-high 47 assists and had 16 penalty minutes. Aurora finished first in the North Division and reached the playoff finals against the Toronto Lakeshore Patriots. Sikura scored 10 goals with 11 assists and 28 penalty minutes in 21 playoff games. In January he committed to playing college hockey at Northeastern in 2014-15. Not among the 210 North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings he was selected by Chicago in the sixth round (178th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
2014-15: Sikura skated in 25 of 36 games for Northeastern University in his freshman season. Playing mostly in a lower line role as a winger, he scored 2 goals with 5 assists and was -2 with no penalties. The Huskies finished sixth in Hockey East and were swept by Merrimack in the opening round of the league tournament, with both losses in overtime.
Sikura is an undersized but skilled forward who was a big point producer in Junior A hockey. He can play both wing and center but will need added bulk and consistency to both see more ice time at Northeastern and eventually make the jump to the professional level.
Sikura will be a sophomore at Northeastern in 2015-16 and will look to play a more prominent role for the Huskies after seeing limited ice time in his freshman season. Sikura's skating ability and skill level — and an ability to read the play — suggests there is some offensive potential but he is likely a long-range project and will need to continue developing to have a shot at the NHL one day.