Hamilton in 2014 as a member of the Boston Bruins.
June 17, 1993 |
Toronto, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
|NHL Draft||9th overall, 2011
Douglas Jonathan Hamilton (born June 17, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL). Hamilton was selected by the Boston Bruins in the first round, ninth overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, playing for the team for three seasons prior to his trade to Calgary in the 2015 off-season.
Hamilton attended Crestwood Preparatory College for grade 9 and Governor Simcoe Secondary School for grades 10–12. He played minor midget for the St. Catharines Falcons of the OMHA's South Central AAA League and was selected by his hometown Niagara IceDogs in the second round, 27th overall, of the 2009 OHL Priority Selection.
During the 2012–13 season, on January 19, 2013, Hamilton made his NHL debut for the Bruins in a 3–1 victory against the New York Rangers,  and two games later, on January 23, Hamilton scored his first NHL point for an assist in an overtime win against the Rangers in Madison Square Garden. On February 15, Hamilton scored his first career NHL goal against Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres. Hamilton made his Stanley Cup playoff debut on May 3, replacing defenceman Andrew Ference, who was serving a one-game suspension for his illegal hit on Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski. On April 25, Hamilton was named the 44th Annual NESN 7th Player recipient, an award given to the Bruin who most exceeded all expectations that season, as voted by the team's fans.
On June 26, 2015, during the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, as an impending restricted free agent on July 1 and with the Bruins facing salary cap constraints, Hamilton was traded to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a first-round draft pick (Zachary Senyshyn) and two second-round picks, all in the 2015 Draft. Four days later, on June 30, Hamilton signed a six-year, $34.5 million contract with Calgary at an average annual value of $5.75 million through to the 2020–21 season.
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
Hamilton was raised in Toronto, Ontario. His parents Doug and Lynn were both members of Team Canada for the 1984 Summer Olympics (in rowing and basketball, respectively). His older brother Freddie Hamilton is a 2010 San Jose Sharks draft pick currently under contract to the Colorado Avalanche. Freddie, like Dougie, previously played for the OHL's Niagara IceDogs.
Regular season and playoffs
|2008–09||St. Catharines Falcons||OMHA||67||20||33||53||26||—||—||—||—||—|
Notable awards and honours
- CHL Scholastic Player of the Year (2010–11)
- OHL Bobby Smith Trophy (2010–11)
- OHL Max Kaminsky Trophy (2011–12)
- NHL NESN Boston Bruins 7th Player Award (2012–13)
- "Athletics- Hockey Boys". Governor Simcoe. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
- "Dougie Hamilton signed to three-year contract by Bruins". Boston.com. 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2011-12-08.
- Russo, Eric (January 24, 2013). "Hamilton's Coming Out Party". BostonBruins.com. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
- Associated Press (February 15, 2013). "Bruins vs. Sabres - 02/15/2013". BostonBruins.com.
- "Hamilton named NESN's seventh player". Boston Bruins. 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2013-04-25.
- "Bruins trade Dougie Hamilton to Flames before 2015 NHL draft". NESN. 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-06-26.
- "CHL announces 2011 Award winners". Canadian Hockey League. 2011-05-01. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
- Dougie Hamilton's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Dougie Hamilton's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Boston Bruins first round draft pick