Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ernie Hicke
Ernie Hicke played junior hockey with the Regina Pats before turning pro with the Houston Apollos of the CPHL. After two seasons there and one with the WHL Salt Lake Golden Eagles, Ernie joined his older brother Billie's NHL squad, the California Golden Seals.

In his rookie season, Hicke combined 22 goals and 25 assists for a total 47 points in 78 games. He played a second full season for the Seals before being claimed by the Atlanta Flames in the 1972 Expansion Draft. During the 1972-73 season, he played 58 games for the Flames before being traded to the New York Islanders. Hicke played 76 games for the Islanders between 1973 and 1975 but managed just 21 points during what turned out to be the longest scoring slump of his career.

In January 1975 he was traded to Minnesota, where he started scoring again. He stayed with the Stars until the end of the 1976-77 season, when he was signed by the L.A. Kings. He played 41 games for the Kings, his last NHL team. After spending part of the 1977-78 season in the AHL, he played two seasons with the CHL Dallas Black Hawks before retiring from play in 1980.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1963-64 Regina Pats SJHL 41 10 16 26 22 19 11 11 22 44
1964-65 Regina Pats SJHL 48 12 22 34 95 12 0 5 5 28
1964-65 Regina Pats M-Cup 10 3 2 5 18
1965-66 Regina Pats SJHL 51 39 62 101 151 5 3 3 6 10
1966-67 Regina Pats CMJHL 55 37 66 103 184 16 7 12 19 60
1967-68 Houston Apollos CPHL 67 16 20 36 142
1968-69 Houston Apollos CHL 72 29 43 72 146 3 0 0 0 7
1969-70 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 65 29 26 55 83
1970-71 California Seals NHL 78 22 25 47 62 -36
1971-72 California Golden Seals NHL 68 11 12 23 55 -13
1972-73 Atlanta Flames NHL 58 14 23 37 37 -2
1972-73 New York Islanders NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1973-74 New York Islanders NHL 55 6 7 13 26 -19
1974-75 New York Islanders NHL 20 2 6 8 40 +7
1974-75 Minnesota North Stars NHL 42 15 13 28 51 -26
1975-76 Minnesota North Stars NHL 80 23 19 42 77 -31
1976-77 Minnesota North Stars NHL 77 30 20 50 41 -32 2 1 0 1 0
1977-78 Los Angeles Kings NHL 41 9 15 24 18 +7
1977-78 Binghamton Dusters AHL 21 6 18 24 6
1977-78 Springfield Indians AHL 7 0 1 1 2
1978-79 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 39 8 24 32 69
1979-80 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 72 11 26 37 67
NHL Totals 520 132 140 272 407 2 1 0 1 0


Brother of Bill Traded to California by Montreal with Montreal's 1st round choice (Chris Oddleifson) in 1970 Amateur Draft for Francois Lacombe with cash and California's 1st round choice (Guy Lafleur) in 1971 Amateur Draft, May 22, 1970. Claimed by Atlanta from California in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. Traded to NY Islanders by Atlanta with future considerations (Billy MacMillan, May 29, 1973) for Arnie Brown, February 13, 1973. Traded to Minnesota by NY Islanders with Doug Rombough for J. P. Parise, January 5, 1975. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, September 16, 1977.