Mickey started his National Hockey League career with the Black Hawks during the 1964-1965 season. Mickey"s life included both successes and tragedy. While playing with the Omaha Knights, Mickey was named to the first team of the Central Hockey League All-Stars during the 1966-1967 season, and his team advanced to the Adams Cup finals that same year.
But tragedy struck on April 16, 1967, the night before the third game of the Adams Cup best-of-seven play-off series between the Omaha Knights and the Oklahoma City Blazers.
The road"s visibility was reduced to nearly zero as a result of blowing dust from a nearby field, and Mickey was involved in a two-car head-on collision. Mickey suffered cuts, bruises and a broken left arm, while Mickey"s wife was killed in the crash.
Mickey committed suicide in Buffalo, New York on July 23, 1982 by sitting in his car with the engine running in his garage.