Hamonic with the New York Islanders in October 2013
August 16, 1990 |
St. Malo, MB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)|
|NHL team||New York Islanders|
|NHL Draft||53rd overall, 2008
New York Islanders
Travis Hamonic (born August 16, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman of Croatian ancestry who is currently playing for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Hamonic started his major junior career playing for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He was selected by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round (53rd overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
In his final junior season he was traded to the Brandon Wheat Kings before he turned professional for the 2010–11 NHL season. On November 24, 2010, after spending 19 games in the American Hockey League with affiliate the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Hamonic made his NHL debut putting in a strong performance for his New York Islanders who lost in overtime Columbus Blue Jackets. He later scored his first NHL goal on February 1, 2011, against Ondrej Pavelec of the Atlanta Thrashers and finished the season with an impressive rookie total of 5 goals and 26 points in 62 games.
In his first two NHL seasons, Hamonic was the only Islanders player to finish both seasons plus in plus-minus. In the midst of the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Hamonic returned to the Islanders affiliate in Bridgeport and posted 10 points in 21 games. Following the 2012–13 shortened season, in which he helped the Islanders return to the playoffs, Hamonic became a restricted free agent where he was awarded with a seven-year, $27 million contract extension from the Islanders.
Hamonic grew up on Hamonic Farms in Manitoba, mostly farming with his dad, and at age 5, discovered ice hockey. When Hamonic was 10 years old, his father Gerald Hamonic died due to a major heart attack. A year after that, Hamonic and his family moved to Winnipeg where he continued thriving at hockey. He said it was his getaway from the thoughts of losing his father. He grew up in a religious family and wears #3 as a sign of the Holy Trinity. ESPN2 series E:60 did a feature on Hamonic named "In the Name of the Father", an inspirational segment on Hamonic's story.
Hamonic during a pre-tournament game for Canada in 2009.
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
Regular season and playoffs
|2006–07||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||22||0||3||3||39||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||61||5||17||22||101||6||0||1||1||6|
|2008–09||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||57||13||27||40||126||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||31||10||29||39||48||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||10||1||4||5||17||15||4||7||11||23|
|2010–11||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||19||2||5||7||45||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||New York Islanders||NHL||62||5||21||26||103||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||New York Islanders||NHL||73||2||22||24||73||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||21||4||6||10||37||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||New York Islanders||NHL||48||3||7||10||28||6||0||1||1||23|
|2013–14||New York Islanders||NHL||69||3||15||18||68||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||New York Islanders||NHL||71||5||28||33||85||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team||2010|||
- Kreće veliko ludilo NHL-a!
- Zig Zag - KHL Medveščak magazine: Osam Hrvata u borbi za “sveti gral”
- "Blue Jackets 4, Islanders 3 (OT)". New York Islanders. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2010-11-24.
- Betts, Travis (February 4, 2013). "Hamonic, D-Partner Form an Immediate Bond". National Hockey League. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
- Cyrgalis, Brett (October 15, 2014). "Grief bonds Islanders’ Travis Hamonic with the kids he inspires". New York Post. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
- Memorial Cup All-Star Teams