The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced today that forward Justin Hickman has signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO).

Hickman, 20, recently completed his fourth season of junior hockey in the WHL with the Seattle Thunderbirds. He increased both his total points and penalty minutes in each season with the Thunderbirds and served as the team’s captain in 2013-14. He finished his career with 104 points (46 goals, 58 assists) and 426 penalty minutes in 254 career games with Seattle. This season, the Kelowna, B.C., native notched 46 points (22 goals, 24 assists) in 67 games and amassed 154 penalty minutes. He also had four points (two goals, two assists) in nine playoff games in 2013-14.