West Coast Eagles land St Kilda ruckman Tom Hickey

Nic Naitanui's back.
Nic Naitanui's back.

The West Coast Eagles have landed a ruckman to help replace departing big man Scott Lycett.

St Kilda ruckman Tom Hickey is heading west after free agent Lycett chose to head to Port Adelaide.

The 27-year-old has played 79 games for Gold Coast and St Kilda.

Part of the deal with the Saints this morning involves them getting pick No. 39 in the national draft.