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An average-skating, defensive defenceman who has yet to find stability in the AHL


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October 2020 – Hickey did not receive a qualifying offer and therefore becomes an unrestricted free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen

August 2020 – Hickey played only 23 games during the 2019-2020 AHL season, far fewer than the 38 he played the previous season. He does not provide much in terms of offense, and this season he scored only two points. Outlet passes from him are not particularly common. He is not a particularly mobile skater and he finds himself caught flat-footed often. Opposing forecheckers sometimes beat him to the puck. Along the boards the opponent can gain body position, and he can be beaten by a speedy skater off the rush. However, he often maintains good enough body position to contain the opponent on most opportunities. He reads plays fairly well and in his limited use has played on the penalty kill for the Rochester Americans. He is 24 years old and has just completed the final year of his current contract. He is a pending RFA. Kevin Wong

November 2019 – Brandon Hickey is having a tough time cracking the lineup for the Rochester Americans, only playing in six games so far this season and failing to record a point. Given the amount of depth in Rochester at defense, Hickey