Bill Hicke

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Bill Hicke
Born (1938-03-31)March 31, 1938
Regina, SK, CAN
Died July 18, 2005(2005-07-18) (aged 67)
Regina, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 164 lb (74 kg; 11 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for WHA
Alberta Oilers
NHL
Pittsburgh Penguins
California Golden Seals
Oakland Seals
New York Rangers
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1954–1973

William Lawrence Hicke (March 31, 1938 – July 18, 2005) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Hicke played for teams in the NHL, SJHL, Memorial Cup, AHL, CPHL, and the WHA. Hicke is the older brother of Ernie Hicke.

Playing career[edit]

Hicke played the position of right wing for the Regina Pats from 1954 to 1958, the Montreal Canadiens from 1958 to 1965 (with stints for the AHL's Rochester Americans during the 1958-59 and 1959-60 seasons, and the Cleveland Barons during 1964-65), the New York Rangers from 1964 to 1967 (with stints for the Minnesota Rangers in 1965-66 and the Baltimore Clippers in 1966-67), the Oakland/California Seals from 1967 to 1971, and the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1971. In November 1971 Hicke was traded to the Detroit Red Wings but never played for the parent club, instead toiling for their affiliates the Tidewater Wings and Fort Worth Wings from 1971 to 1972. Hicke then played a single season for the WHA Alberta Oilers in 1972-73 before retiring as a player. The brother of hockey player Ernie Hicke, he was a member of the AHL First All-Star Team in 1959, recipient of the Dudley 'Red' Garrett Memorial Trophy Award for Top Rookie in the AHL in 1959, recipient of the John B. Sollenberger Trophy for Top Scorer in the AHL in 1959, recipient of the Les Cunningham Award for MVP in the AHL with Rudy Migay in 1959, and in 1959, 1960, and 1969, he played in the NHL All-Star Game.

Coaching career[edit]

From 1993 to 1994, Hicke coached and managed the Regina Pats. In 2005 he was awarded the WHL's Governor Award. Hicke died in his native Regina, Saskatchewan, at the age of 67, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1956–57 Regina Pats SJHL Statistics Unavailable
1957–58 Regina Pats SJHL 54 43 97 144
1958–59 Rochester Americans AHL 69 41 56 97 41 5 1 1 2 12
1958–59 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1959–60 Rochester Americans AHL 14 8 5 13 22
1959–60 Montreal Canadiens NHL 43 3 10 13 17 7 1 2 3 0
1960–61 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 18 27 45 31 5 2 0 2 19
1961–62 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 20 31 51 42 6 0 2 2 14
1962–63 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 17 22 39 39 5 0 0 0 0
1963–64 Montreal Canadiens NHL 48 11 9 20 41 7 0 2 2 2
1964–65 Cleveland Barons AHL 6 3 2 5 2
1964–65 Montreal Canadiens NHL 17 0 1 1 6
1964–65 New York Rangers NHL 40 6 11 17 26
1965–66 New York Rangers NHL 49 9 18 27 21
1965–66 Minnesota Rangers CPHL 3 2 0 2 4
1966–67 Baltimore Clippers AHL 18 14 14 28 15 9 6 8 14 23
1966–67 New York Rangers NHL 48 3 4 7 11
1967–68 Oakland Seals NHL 52 21 19 40 32
1968–69 Oakland Seals NHL 67 25 36 61 68 7 0 3 3 4
1969–70 Oakland Seals NHL 69 15 29 44 14 4 0 1 1 2
1970–71 California Golden Seals NHL 74 18 17 35 41
1971–72 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 12 2 0 2 6
1971–72 Tidewater Wings AHL 16 4 2 6 6
1971–72 Fort Worth Wings CHL 34 9 10 19 51 7 0 5 5 12
1972–73 Alberta Oilers WHA 73 14 24 38 20 1 0 0 0 0
WHA Totals 73 14 24 38 20 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 729 168 234 402 395 42 3 10 13 41

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See also[edit]

List of family relations in the NHL