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)
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)