2007-08: Played with the US National Development Program, where he tallied 19 points in 47 games. He was a member of the USA U18 team that won bronze in Kazan, Russia. He had three points in the seven games in Kazan.
2008-09: In his freshman season at the University of Maine, Hegarty posted 3 assists and 22 penalty minutes while appearing in 24 games.
2009-10: As a sophomore, Hegarty was given more responsibility and produced 1 goal and 7 assists in 33 games. He also posted 36 penalty minutes.
2010-11: Hegarty skated in 26 of 36 games as a junior for the University of Maine. He scored his only goal, a game-winner against Northeastern, in November and had three assists. Hegarty was -6 with 14 PMs on a Black Bears team that finished fifth in Hockey East and was swept by Merrimack in the league quarterfinals.
Hegarty is a no-flash, no-frills, stay-at-home defenseman. While other defensemen roughly his size like Rob Scuderi have thrived in that role at the top level, Hegarty may well be a little too small to do his thing in the NHL. He manages the puck well and makes the simple play every time. Hegarty is a heady player who knows the game and knows his own game well enough to know his limitations.
Hegarty was not signed by the Ducks and is currently a free agent.