New York Islanders Thomas Hickey Makes NHL 17 Trailer
New York Islanders Defenseman Thomas Hickey found his way into the new NHL 17 trailer. You may remember this virtual recreation from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Of everyone on the Islanders Thomas Hickey is probably the last guy I would think would be in a promo for the new NHL video game. That’s not a knock on him, I like Hickey in the role that he plays but he’s certainly not a well known guy nationally.
Here’s a clue, it wasn’t his game winning goal from Game 3 of the Florida Panthers series. Take a look here at about 1:07 into the video.
You should remember that monster hit from Thomas Hickey on Jonathan Drouin from Game 3 of the Lightning series. I have to say not too shabby in virtual form. In case you were living under a rock, or just have a terrible memory here is the real life version.
Rule number one, you have to skate with your head up. It’s taught at the lowest levels of hockey to prevent hits like this happening. It was completely clean too, it was great seeing the bench’s reaction to it as well. Of course Clutterbuck was going nuts on the bench after that one.
As for the game itself it looks like it’s gotten better. There’s definitely more customization now, in the sense that you have more control over your player.
I must admit that I am past my video game days, and most likely won’t be picking this one up. I was more of an ESPN NHL 2K5 guy myself. Fun fact, I actually taught myself a lot about hockey from playing that video game, although that’s a story for another day.
I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t think that the trailer looked cool though.
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So Thomas Hickey is used to demonstrate the big hits you can do in NHL 17, which they picked a pretty monster hit to use. Not a lot going on in Islanders world today, but I saw this story circulating around and thought I’d share.