Islanders Claim (D) Thomas Hickey Off Waivers from Los Angeles

The Islanders have claimed defender Thomas Hickey off waivers from the Kings.

Hickey was the fourth overall pick 4th in 2007.

He is 5-10, 182 and has never played an NHL game, spending the last four years for the Manchester Monarchs, the Kings AHL affiliate.

In other news, Ty Wishart has cleared waivers. The Islanders will likely have to clear another spot for Hickey.