7:31 AM EDT, Wed July 29, 2015
New York Daily News Jul 1, 2015
The NHL free agency began at 12 noon on Wednesday and the Islanders wasted little time getting to work.
Lighthouse Hockey Jul 1, 2015
Your #14 replica jersey is safe. The much-expected re-signing of New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey is now official, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday. Thomas Hickey deal is also now official. 3 years, $2.2 million per year. #Isles — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) July 1, 2015 He was a restricted free agent, but the Islanders did not extend him a qualifying offer -- that would have made him an unrestricted free agent today, but clearly the player and team already had an extension agreement in place. Hickey, a fourth-overall pick of the Los Angeles Kings back in 2007, had...
Lighthouse Hockey Jun 29, 2015
Poulin still in the fold, Hickey contract reportedly imminent. With the NHL draft complete, the New York Islanders commenced the business of dealing with their restricted free agents. Qualifying offers were extended, as expected, to Kevin Czuczman, Mike Halmo, Anders Lee, Brock Nelson, Kevin Poulin and Johan Sundstrom. The three key RFAs are Thomas Hickey, Lee and Nelson -- all of whom are NHL regulars and already in negotiations for contract extensions, according to reports from Arthur Staple of Newsday and Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. Sounds like Hickey is closest to a deal: Hearing...