Zach Hamill

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Zach Hamill
Zach Hamill - Providence Bruins.jpg
Born (1988-09-23) September 23, 1988 (age 26)
Port Coquitlam, BC, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
SM-liiga team
Former teams
HPK
Barys Astana
Boston Bruins
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 8th overall, 2007
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2008–present

Zachary Robert Hamill (born September 23, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who is currently playing for HPK in SM-liiga, the top tier league in Finland.

Hamill was drafted in the 1st round, 8th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He spent his entire WHL career with the Everett Silvertips.

Personal life[edit]

Hamill was born on September 23, 1988 in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia to Scott and Lonnie Hamill. He has two siblings, Carson and Paisley. His brother, Carson, played junior hockey for the Langley Hornets of the BCHL and currently plays at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.[1] He attended Riverside Secondary School in Port Coquitlam.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Hamill was drafted in the 1st round, 3rd overall by the Everett Silvertips in the 2003 WHL Bantam Draft.[2] Shortly thereafter on October 8, 2003, he made his WHL debut against the Seattle Thunderbirds.[1] Although playing in only 4 regular season games in the early part of the 2003–04 season, Hamill finished with 2 assists before being reassigned to the Port Coquitlam Buckaroos of the PIJHL. He returned to the Silvertips for their 2004 WHL playoff run, playing in 20 games. The 2004–05 WHL season was Hamill's first full WHL season, playing in 57 games. He finished his rookie season with a respectable 33 points. This season also saw Hamill represent Canada Pacific at the 2005 World U-17 Hockey Challenge in Lethbridge, Alberta.[3] During the off-season, Hamill represented Canada at the 2005 U-18 Junior World Cup in Břeclav, Czech Republic and Piešťany, Slovakia.[4] In his sophomore season, Hamill continued to better his play. In December, Hamill represented Team WHL in the 2005 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge.[5] Hamill finished the year with 59 points in 53 games, an average of over a point per game. Hamill's play was rewarded when on June 22, 2006 he was invited to Canada's National Junior Team Development Camp.[6][7]

Hamill's 2006–07 season season was arguably his best. In November, Hamill once again represented Team WHL in the 2006 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge and in January, he played in the 2007 CHL Top Prospects Game.[8][9] Hamill was named the WHL's player of the week for the week of January 22–28th, scoring 13 points in 4 games.[10] Hamill was also named the player of the month for January after collecting 24 points in 12 games.[11] With 93 points at the end of the season, Hamill won the Bob Clarke Trophy as the WHL's leading scorer and was named to the WHL West First All-Star Team.[12][13] With his 61 assists and 93 points, Hamill claimed both the Silvertips' single season assists and points records.[14] Hamill also finished the season with seven Silvertips franchise career records.

Professional[edit]

On August 8, 2007, shortly over a month after being drafted, Hamill signed his first professional contract with the Bruins.[15] After attending Bruins training camp in 2007 and playing in one pre-season game, Hamill was returned to the Silvertips for the 2007–08 WHL season.[16]

At the completion of the Silvertips season, Hamill joined the Providence Bruins.[17] During a recall stint with the Bruins in the 2009–10 season, he was credited with his first NHL point on April 11, 2010, with an assist against the Washington Capitals.

During the 2010-11 season, he played in 3 games for the Boston Bruins, earning an assist against the Montreal Canadiens on February 9, 2011.[18] He was recalled to Boston during the playoffs.[19] The Bruins won the Stanley Cup that season. Although he did not qualify to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup, he received a Stanley Cup ring.[20]

On February 6, 2012, the Boston Bruins placed Hamill on waivers, and he was sent down to Boston's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Providence Bruins, after he cleared waivers on February 7, 2012. On May 26, 2012 he was traded by the Bruins to the Washington Capitals for forward Chris Bourque.[21] With the 2012 NHL lockout in effect he was directly assigned to AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears. In the 2012–13 season he tallied 22 points in 40 games with the Bears before he was traded by the Capitals to the Florida Panthers for forward Casey Wellman on January 31, 2013.[22] He remained in the AHL with the San Antonio Rampage, and contributed with 18 points in 26 games. On April 11, 2013, he was reassigned on loan by the Panthers to the Milwaukee Admirals.[23]

In July 2013, Hamill signed a two-way contract with the Vancouver Canucks. He failed to make the team out of training camp and was assigned to the team's AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets. Hamill had difficulty being productive in Utica, contributing 9 points in the 21 games he played for the team. In December 2013, Hamill was put on unconditional waivers by the Canucks after they and Hamill mutually agreed to terminate his contract.[24] On December 24, 2013, Hamill signed a one-year contract with Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League.[25] In 13 games, Hamill had 1 goal and 2 assists. He was not re-signed at the end of the season.

On August 29, 2014, HPK, a team in SM-Liiga, the Finnish top tier league, announced they had signed Hamill to a one-year contract.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Records[edit]

  • Everett Silvertips' franchise record for points in a season (93)
  • Everett Silvertips' franchise record for assists in a season (61)
  • Everett Silvertips' had held franchise record for career games played (250); Shane Harper is the current record holder
  • Everett Silvertips' franchise record for career points (262)
  • Everett Silvertips' had held franchise record for career goals (87); Shane Harper is the current record holder
  • Everett Silvertips' franchise record for career assists (175)
  • Everett Silvertips' franchise record for career playoff games played (62)
  • Everett Silvertips' franchise record for career playoff points (37)
  • Everett Silvertips' franchise record for career playoff assists (27)

Transactions[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Everett Silvertips WHL 4 0 2 2 0 20 3 2 5 2
2004–05 Everett Silvertips WHL 57 8 25 33 29 11 2 3 5 8
2005–06 Everett Silvertips WHL 53 21 38 59 28 15 3 11 14 4
2006–07 Everett Silvertips WHL 69 32 61 93 90 12 2 8 10 16
2007–08 Everett Silvertips WHL 67 26 49 75 88 4 0 3 3 2
2007–08 Providence Bruins AHL 7 0 5 5 6 9 1 3 4 0
2008–09 Providence Bruins AHL 65 13 13 26 40 16 1 5 6 4
2009–10 Providence Bruins AHL 75 14 30 44 24
2009–10 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 1 1 0
2010–11 Providence Bruins AHL 68 9 34 43 66
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 1 1 0
2011–12 Providence Bruins AHL 41 8 13 21 24
2011–12 Boston Bruins NHL 16 0 2 2 4
2012–13 Hershey Bears AHL 40 11 11 22 34
2012–13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 26 5 13 18 20
2012–13 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 6 3 1 4 0 4 1 1 2 2
2013–14 Utica Comets AHL 22 3 6 9 6
2013–14 Barys Astana KHL 13 1 2 3 10 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 20 0 4 4 4
AHL totals 350 66 125 189 220 29 3 9 12 6
Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Men's ice hockey
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Silver 2005 Lethbridge
U-18 Junior World Cup
Gold 2005 Piešťany

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Canada Pacific U17 6 2 3 5 10
2005 Canada JWC 5 5 3 8 4
2007 Canada SS 6 1 5 6 4
Junior int'l totals 17 8 11 19 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Zach Hamill – 9". Everett Silvertips. Archived from the original on May 7, 2007. Retrieved May 9, 2007. 
  2. ^ Tsumura, Howard (May 2, 2003). "Reese is the right piece". The Province. 
  3. ^ "Team Pacific roster". Hockey Canada. Retrieved May 9, 2007. 
  4. ^ Sheppard, James (August 5, 2005). "Playing for Maple Leaf 'spectacular' honour". Vancouver Sun (Canada). 
  5. ^ Harder, Greg (October 27, 2005). "Teammates for a game". Leader Post. 
  6. ^ "Forty-Four of Canada’s Top Junior Aged Players Invited to Attend National Junior Team Development Camp from July 22–28 in Calgary, AB" (Press release). Hockey Canada. June 22, 2006. Retrieved May 9, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Development Camp roster". Hockey Canada. Retrieved May 9, 2007. 
  8. ^ "CHL announces Team WHL Roster for the ADT Canada Russia Challenge" (Press release). Canadian Hockey League. October 26, 2006. Retrieved March 26, 2007. 
  9. ^ "CHL announces participating players for the 2007 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game" (Press release). Canadian Hockey League. January 4, 2007. Retrieved March 26, 2007. 
  10. ^ "Olympic-style boxing scheduled". Leader Post. January 30, 2007. Retrieved May 9, 2007. 
  11. ^ Wolfe, Cory (February 8, 2007). "Blades-Raiders alumni do battle". Star-Phoenix. 
  12. ^ "Everett Silvertips’ Zach Hamill Captures Bob Clarke Trophy as WHL's Top Scorer" (Press release). Western Hockey League. March 19, 2007. Retrieved March 26, 2007. 
  13. ^ "WHL Announces 2006–07 Conference All Star Teams" (Press release). Western Hockey League. March 22, 2007. Retrieved March 26, 2007. 
  14. ^ "This Week in Silvertips Hockey: 2006–2007 Regular Season Recap" (Press release). Everett Silvertips. March 22, 2007. Retrieved March 26, 2007. 
  15. ^ "Bruins sign top pick Hamill". TSN. August 8, 2007. Retrieved September 22, 2007. [dead link]
  16. ^ "Bruins send Hamill back to Everett". TSN. September 21, 2007. Retrieved September 22, 2007. [dead link]
  17. ^ Patterson, Nick (March 31, 2008). "Hamill headed to Providence". HeraldNet. Retrieved March 31, 2008. 
  18. ^ [1]
  19. ^ Bartkowski, Khudobin join B's practice
  20. ^ Recchi, Bruins receive Cup rings
  21. ^ "Capitals acquire Zach Hamill from Boston for Chris Bourque". Washington Capitals. 2012-05-26. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  22. ^ "Capitals Acquire Casey Wellman from Florida". Washington Capitals. 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  23. ^ "Admirals get Hamill on loan from Florida". Milwaukee Admirals. 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  24. ^ "Report: Canucks put Hamill on unconditional waivers". The Province. December 18, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Barys Astana Sign Former Boston First Rounder Zach Hamill". Yard Barker. November 5, 2013. Retrieved December 25, 2013. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Troy Brouwer
Winner of the WHL Bob Clarke Trophy
2007
Succeeded by
Mark Santorelli
Preceded by
Phil Kessel
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
2007
Succeeded by
Joe Colborne