Right-winger Larry Mickey was a decent scorer and checker who lasted nearly 300 NHL games in the 1960s and '70s. He was also an explosive scorer in junior and a reliable producer in the minors.
Born in Lacombe, Alberta, Mickey starred in the SJHL with the Moose Jaw Canucks. During his first four pro seasons, he was a farmhand for the Chicago Black Hawks and New York Rangers. After scoring 33 goals for the CHL's Omaha Knights in 1966-67 he was named to the league's first all-star team.
In June 1969, the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Intra-League Draft picked him up. Mickey scored 27 points and played on an effective line with Forbes Kennedy and Brit Selby. He then toiled briefly with the Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings, and Philadelphia Flyers before finishing off his NHL tenure by spending parts of four seasons with the Buffalo Sabres. In 1972-73, he scored 15 goals while teamed with Don Luce and Craig Ramsay and helped the young club reach the playoffs in only its third year of existence. After sitting out the 1975-76 season, Mickey coached the IHL's Dayton Gems for two years then returned to play three more years. He retired for good after playing 38 games for the EHL's Hampton Aces in 1981.