Thomas Hickey, the Kings’ first-round draft pick in June, is playing in the Canada-Russia SuperSeries that begins Monday in Russia. NHL.com did a piece on Hickey that chronicles his last couple months, starting with the draft and heading into the SuperSeries. Here’s the quote that might interest most Kings fans, from Hickey about his chances of making the Kings out of training camp this year:
For a prospect, you are ready when youre ready, he says. Personally, I dont think Im ready. Weve both expressed that I need to get bigger and stronger and those are things that take time. I understand that. I think both sides are on the same track. But, that doesnt mean I am not going to go into camp with the goal of making the team; but I also realize that might not be too realistic.
Hickey is scheduled to spend one more season with Seattle of the WHL. The entire story is available HERE