Bill Hicke

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

William Lawrence "Bill" Hicke (March 31, 1938 – July 18, 2005) was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Hicke played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Oakland Seals/California Golden Seals and Pittsburgh Penguins, winning the Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1959 and 1960.[1] Hicke's younger brother is Ernie Hicke.

Playing career[edit]

Hicke played junior hockey with the Regina Pats in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) from 1954 to 1958, Memorial Cup runners-up for three of those years. He joined the Montreal Canadiens from 1958 to 1965, including stints for Montreal's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate the Rochester Americans during the 1958–59 and 1959-60 seasons, and the Cleveland Barons during 1964-65. Traded to the New York Rangers in 1964, he had stints with the Minnesota Rangers in 1965-66 and the Baltimore Clippers in 1966-67, but remained a Rangers product until being drafted by the Oakland Seals in the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft. Hicke played for the Seals until a 1971 trade to the Pittsburgh Penguins. In November 1971 Hicke was traded to the Detroit Red Wings but never played for the parent club, instead joining their affiliates the Tidewater Wings and Fort Worth Wings from 1971 to 1972. Hicke then played a single season for the World Hockey Association (WHA) Alberta Oilers in 1972-73 before retiring as a player.

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.[2]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bill Hicke - Bio, pictures, stats and more | Historical Website of the Montreal Canadiens". ourhistory.canadiens.com. NHL.com. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Former Canadiens forward Bill Hicke dead from cancer | CBC Sports". CBC. CBC Sports. 20 July 2005. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  3. ^ "William "Bill" Hicke - Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame". Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 22 July 2018.

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