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Travis Hamonic | Defenseman

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/16/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
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Islanders captain John Tavares is standing by Travis Hamonic as the defenseman waits to be traded.
"Being athletes, I think you learn to accept a lot of criticism, you learn to be hard on yourself and what it takes to be successful," Tavares said. "But at the same time, you're human beings and everyone deals with a lot of things. We're there to support him, we're there for him and make sure we let him know that. Just focus on playing and I'm sure that's what he wants to do and that's what we want to do to keep things going here." Hamonic requested a trade due to a desire to play in Western Canada, which would put him closer to home. He's emphasized that this isn't about the Islanders organization and he's willing to play out the full campaign with them if they can't fulfill his trade request. Nov 20 - 11:14 AM

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Although Travis Hamonic wants to be traded, it doesn't sound like he's trying to force the Islanders hand.

Hamonic is willing to spend the full season with the Islanders if needed. Of course, it would be shocking if he refused to play, but the fact that he said it still counts for something. Hamonic wants to be traded to a team that's closer to home, which for him means that he wants to be dealt to a squad in Western Canada.
Nov 19 - 4:59 PM

Travis Hamonic has confirmed that he's asked to be traded.

Hamonic made it clear that he's made the request for personal reasons as opposed to a rift with the team. "I've been treated like gold ever since they drafted me," he said. That's in line with the earlier report stating that he wants to be closer to home, which for him means that he'd prefer to be moved to a team in Western Canada.
Nov 19 - 12:04 PM

Travis Hamonic reportedly requested to be traded before the season started for family reasons.

The Islanders have been trying to fulfill his request. Hamonic wants to be closer to home, so he would prefer to play in Western Canada with Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary or Vancouver. He might expand to other Western cities to help out trade process, but GM Garth Snow won't give Hamonic away for nothing.
Nov 18 - 4:57 PM

New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic revealed Tuesday that a torn left knee ligament forced him to miss the team's first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals.

Hamonic disclosed the nature of the injury while cleaning out his locker Tuesday, a day after the Islanders were eliminated in a 2-1 loss in Game 7. The injury did not require surgery. Hamonic was hurt in a 3-1 win at Pittsburgh, in the second-last game of the regular season. Defenseman Calvin de Haan also revealed he missed the final two games against the Capitals after spraining his left shoulder in Game 5.
Apr 28 - 10:21 PM

Travis Hamonic (leg) will not need surgery.

Hamonic thinks he might have even been able to rejoin the Islanders in 10-12 days if New York had lasted that long. In other words, he should be fine for the 2015-16 campaign. He had five goals and 33 points in 71 contests.
Apr 28 - 2:27 PM

Defenseman Travis Hamonic (leg) will not be back in the lineup for the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

There is no timetable for Hamonic's return, either. But with the Isles' up 2-1 in the series, and Ovechkin nearly fully neutralized, perhaps Hamonic can take his time to fully recover.
Apr 21 - 6:11 PM

Defenseman Travis Hamonic (leg) will not be back in the lineup for the New York Islanders Sunday.

Hamonic will miss the third game of the Isles' opening-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, according to The Isles could use Hamonic's defense against Alex Ovechkin and company but he's not an offensive force. There is no timetable, at least not publicly, for Hamonic's return. The Isles and Caps are tied 1-1 in this best-of-seven series.
Apr 18 - 5:55 PM

Travis Hamonic has a leg injury.

It had been reported that Hamonic missed the first two games of the playoffs with an undisclosed injury but it has been a leg injury. Hamonic has been sorely missed on the blueline as he would likely be the rearguard responsible for being on the ice whenever Alex Ovechkin was on, so the Islanders need him back in the lineup as soon as possible. Stay tuned.
Apr 18 - 7:54 AM

Travis Hamonic will not dress for Game Two on Friday night against the Washington Capitals.

This will be Hamonic's third consecutive game out with an undisclosed injury. Calvin De Haan will continue to suit up in place of Hamonic.
Apr 17 - 6:47 PM

Travis Hamonic (undisclosed) will not be able to dress for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series versus the Washington Capitals.

The Isles will have to play Game 1 without their top shutdown defensemen Wednesday night as Hamonic will be unable to play. Hamonic missed the team’s final game of the year due to the undisclosed injury and there is no timetable for his return. Hamonic's assignment, once healthy, will most likely consist of shadowing Alex Ovechkin whenever he is on the ice. Calvin De Haan will continue to suit up in place of Hamonic.
Apr 15 - 5:08 PM

Travis Hamonic's status for Game 1 of the playoffs is unknown at this time as he has an undisclosed injury.

Hamonic, if healthy, would be the defenseman most likely to be responsible for keeping Alex Ovechkin in check and if he is unable to play in the series, it will be a big blow to the chances of the Islanders moving on. There was no update on his status Sunday after he missed Saturday's regular season finale. Stay tuned.
Apr 13 - 8:24 AM

Travis Hamonic will be scratched against Columbus in Saturday night's finale.

Hamonic played just 5:46 on Friday night before leaving with an undisclosed injury. No word yet on whether or not he'll be available to begin the playoffs, but Calvin De Haan will step in either way.
Apr 11 - 6:43 PM

Travis Hamonic left Friday's match with the Penguins early after Rob Scuderi caught him with a hip-check. Hamonic was seen limping, and will not return.

Hamonic played just 5:46 and contributed just a block and a hit to the score sheet. Nothing is known about the injury just yet, but we'll keep you posted.
Apr 10 - 8:44 PM

Travis Hamonic had an assist in a 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.

Hamonic has five goals and 30 points in 65 games in 2014-15. This is the first time he's reached the 30-point mark in his career, but it likely won't be the last time the 24-year-old defenseman reaches that milestone. He also has 85 penalty minutes this season, which is good for fifth place among blueliners.
Mar 27 - 11:25 AM

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C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Mikhail Grabovski
4Casey Cizikas
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Taylor Beck
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Eric Boulton
6Matt Martin
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Cal Clutterbuck
4Steve Bernier
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Calvin de Haan
5Marek Zidlicky
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss