Dougie Hamilton

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Dougie Hamilton
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Hamilton with the Flames in 2016
Born (1993-06-17) June 17, 1993 (age 25)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Carolina Hurricanes
Boston Bruins
Calgary Flames
NHL Draft 9th overall, 2011
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2013–present

Douglas "Dougie" Jonathan Hamilton, Jr. (born June 17, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Carolina Hurricanes 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.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Hamilton attended Crestwood Preparatory College for grade 9 and Governor Simcoe Secondary School for grades 10–12.[1] 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.

Hamilton played for the Icedogs for three-and-a-half seasons. During his time, he was teammates with future NHL players such as Ryan Strome, Andrew Shaw and Brett Ritchie. Hamilton was also teammates with his older brother Freddie, who was a fifth-round selection of the San Jose Sharks during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Hamilton was ranked fourth by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau for North American skaters for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Hamilton was drafted ninth overall by the Boston Bruins.

On December 8, 2011, Hamilton signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Bruins.[2]

Professional[edit]

Hamilton as a member of the Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins[edit]

Hamilton began the 2012-13 season with the Icedogs. However, he was recalled by the Bruins to play for the club during the NHL's lockout shortened season. On January 19, 2013, Hamilton made his NHL debut for the Bruins in a 3–1 victory against the New York Rangers, [3] and two games later, on January 23, Hamilton scored his first NHL point for an assist in an overtime loss against the Rangers in Madison Square Garden.[4] On February 15, Hamilton scored his first career NHL goal against Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres.[5] 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.[6]

Calgary Flames[edit]

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 (Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson) and (Jérémy Lauzon), all in the 2015 Draft.[7] Four days later, on June 30, Hamilton signed a six-year, $34.5 million contract with the Flames worth $5.75 million annually.[8] On October 5, the Flames acquired his older brother Freddie from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a conditional 2016 seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, reuniting the two.[9]

During the 2016–17 season Hamilton was placed on the same line as Mark Giordano, causing greater defensive play in both players.[10][11] The pairing helped the Flames make the playoffs for the second time in three years. The playoffs were short-lived for the Flames, who lost to the Anaheim Ducks in 4 games.[12]

During the 2017–18 season, the Flames placed his brother Freddie on waivers where he was subsequently picked up by the Arizona Coyotes.[13] On February 17, 2018, Hamilton played in his 400th NHL game where he recorded his first NHL hat trick.[14]

Carolina Hurricanes[edit]

On June 23, 2018, Hamilton was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes along with teammate Micheal Ferland and prospect Adam Fox in exchange for Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin.[15]

International play[edit]

Dougie Hamilton WJC12 press conference.jpg
Medal record
Representing Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Canada

Hamilton participated at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships held in Canada and won the bronze medal. Hamilton played for the team the following tournament, where Canada finished fourth.

Personal[edit]

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).[16] His older brother Freddie Hamilton was a 2010 San Jose Sharks draft pick who most recently played with the Arizona Coyotes. Freddie, like Dougie, previously played for the OHL's Niagara IceDogs.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 St. Catharines Falcons OMHA 67 20 33 53 26
2009–10 Niagara IceDogs OHL 64 3 13 16 36 5 0 1 1 4
2010–11 Niagara IceDogs OHL 67 12 46 58 77 14 4 12 16 16
2011–12 Niagara IceDogs OHL 50 17 55 72 47 20 5 18 23 16
2012–13 Niagara IceDogs OHL 32 8 33 41 32
2012–13 Boston Bruins NHL 42 5 11 16 14 7 0 3 3 0
2013–14 Boston Bruins NHL 64 7 18 25 40 12 2 5 7 14
2014–15 Boston Bruins NHL 72 10 32 42 41
2015–16 Calgary Flames NHL 82 12 31 43 46
2016–17 Calgary Flames NHL 81 13 37 50 64 4 0 1 1 8
2017–18 Calgary Flames NHL 82 17 27 44 64
NHL totals 423 64 156 220 269 23 2 9 11 22

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada Ontario U17 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 0 1 1 0
2011 Canada IH18 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 1 2 3 2
2012 Canada WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 2 4 6 6
2013 Canada WJC 4th 6 1 1 2 0
Junior totals 23 4 8 12 8

Awards and honours[edit]

Junior
Award Year Ref.
Ivan Tennant Memorial Award
OHL – Top academic high school player
2009–10 [17]
OHL Second Team All-Star 2010–11 [18]
Bobby Smith Trophy
OHL – Scholastic player of the year
2010–11 [19]
CHL Scholastic Player of the Year 2010–11 [20]
OHL First Team All-Star 2011–12 [18]
Max Kaminsky Trophy
OHL – Defenceman of the Year
2011–12 [21]
NHL team awards
Award Year Ref.
NESN 7th Player Award (BOS) 2012–13 [22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics- Hockey Boys". Governor Simcoe. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  2. ^ "Dougie Hamilton signed to three-year contract by Bruins". Boston.com. 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2011-12-08.
  3. ^ "Big Bad Blog » Dougie Hamilton ready for NHL debut".
  4. ^ Russo, Eric (January 24, 2013). "Hamilton's Coming Out Party". BostonBruins.com. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  5. ^ Associated Press (February 15, 2013). "Bruins vs. Sabres - 02/15/2013". BostonBruins.com.
  6. ^ "Hamilton named NESN's seventh player". Boston Bruins. 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2013-04-25.
  7. ^ "Bruins trade Dougie Hamilton to Flames before 2015 NHL draft". NESN. 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-06-26.
  8. ^ "Flames sign defenceman Dougie Hamilton to US$34.5-million, 6-year deal". NHL.com. Calgary: NHL. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Flames acquire Freddie Hamilton from Colorado". NHL.com. Calgary, AB: Calgary Flames. 4 October 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  10. ^ Yost, Travis (March 23, 2017). "Hamilton and Giordano are the best pairing in hockey". tsn.ca. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  11. ^ Odland, Kristen (April 26, 2017). "Flames blue-liner Hamilton credits the captain for his 2016-17 turnaround season". Calgary Herald. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  12. ^ Gilbertson, Wes (April 20, 2017). "Flames fall short, swept out of playoffs by Ducks". Calgary Herald. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  13. ^ Vest, Dave (January 9, 2018). "Hamilton Embraces Chance to Play for Coyotes". NHL.com. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  14. ^ Rocchi, Daniel (February 17, 2018). "FLAMES FALL TO PANTHERS". NHL.com. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  15. ^ Brown, Michael (June 23, 2018). "Canes Acquire Hamilton, Ferland and Fox From Flames". NHL.com. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  16. ^ Cruickshank, Scott. "Hockey grew into Hamilton's passion out of multi-sport upbringing by Olympian parents". Calgary Herald. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  17. ^ Bell, Aaron, ed. (2013). 2013–14 OHL Information Guide. Ontario Hockey League. p. 141.
  18. ^ a b Bell, Aaron, ed. (2013). 2013–14 OHL Information Guide. Ontario Hockey League. p. 144.
  19. ^ Bell, Aaron, ed. (2013). 2013–14 OHL Information Guide. Ontario Hockey League. p. 140.
  20. ^ Bell, Aaron, ed. (2013). 2013–14 OHL Information Guide. Ontario Hockey League. p. 142.
  21. ^ Bell, Aaron, ed. (2013). 2013–14 OHL Information Guide. Ontario Hockey League. p. 134.
  22. ^ "Dougie Hamilton wins Bruins' Seventh Player Award for 2013 season". NESN. 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2015-09-30.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tyler Seguin
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
2011
Succeeded by
Malcolm Subban