The Flames are back at it in the third round, taking defenseman Brandon Hickey at 64 overall.
Hickey is 6’1″, 180 pounds and plays for the Spruce Grove Saints of the AJHL, where he had 22 points in 49 games this year. He’s committed to Boston University, so we now have a reason to continue caring about Hockey East conference games, and Ryan Lambert immediately becomes our #1 source of Hickey Watch updates.
Hickey’s got medals from the World U-17 Challenge (silver) and World Junior A tournament (bronze), so he’s got some talent, and since he’s going the college route, he’s got time to develop. Scouting reports peg him as a two-way defender with good skating and some offensive upside.
Hockey Prospects had him at 56 (juuust after Hunter Smith), while Future Considerations had him at 104.