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RIP To This NHL Player Who Had His Head Taken Off By MASSIVE Hit [VIDEO]

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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New York Islanders’ defenseman Thomas Hickey took one of the biggest hits of the NHL season Thursday night against the Washington Capitals.

Hickey fired off a pass when Capitals’ player Marcus Johansson lined him up and absolutely laid down the boom. (VIDEO: NHL Star Gets Body-Slammed With Headlock Takedown)

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Luckily Hickey got up after shaking off the hit and was fine. He might be more cautious about keeping his head up next time he makes a pass in the neutral zone. (RELATED: Dirty Hit Sparks Big NHL Fight)

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