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Dougie Hamilton | Defenseman

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (20) / 6/17/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 199
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Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli is pleased with the trajectory of the development of 20-year-old Dougie Hamilton, who has been paired mostly with superstar defenseman Zdeno Chara on defense and has played against top lines.
Hamilton had 7-18-25 totals and was plus-22 in 64 games in the regular season. "You hear me talk a lot, you hear (coach Claude Julien) talk a lot about defending, and defending is so important in the playoffs. I think that’s an area that Dougie’s really improved, and he will continue to improve," said Chiarelli. "He’s just getting stronger. . ., he’s getting more confident with his body and with his strength and his play with the puck on the offensive side of the blue line has been terrific. His little in-tight plays starting the break-out. . .they’ve been good and they’ve been getting better. He can skate out of trouble. I saw him skate the other game . . . with the puck, it’s the fastest I’ve seen him skate, so his skating’s been improving. . .The biggest thing is his defending and his strength on the puck and it’s gotten so much better. It still has to get better because I project him to be a top defenseman, but he’s on the right track." Apr 15 - 9:35 AM

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The Detroit Red Wings play a European style of hockey, according to Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton.

"They’ve got a lot of speed, a lot of skill and puck possession," Hamilton said. "It’s kind of a Euro-style of game, where they don’t want to dump it in. When they do, they’re fast and get on you. I think we just have to push the pace against them instead of letting them take it to us. And, obviously, be physical. We should be fine." The Bruins face Red Wings in Round 1 of the NHL playoffs, beginning Friday night.
Apr 15 - 9:08 AM

Dougie Hamilton has played very well since getting back into the lineup from the press box.

After he was scratched for two games, he's posted a plus-7 rating and four assists in the six matches. "I think I've tried to be more physical and you're just focusing on doing your best so that you're in the lineup," said Hamilton, who recorded an assist in Saturday's win over Phoenix.
Mar 23 - 5:30 AM

Dougie Hamilton was back in the lineup on Thursday after he was a healthy scratch for the team's previous two games.

The Bruins scratched rookie defensemen Torey Krug to get Hamilton back in the fold. Boston has eight blueliners on the roster, so someone is going to have to sit each night down the stretch.
Mar 14 - 8:34 AM

Dougie Hamilton was a healthy scratch for a second straight game on Wednesday.

The Bruins dressed newcomer Andrej Meszaros again in his place. Coach Claude Julien doesn't plan to keep Hamilton in the press box for very long, so he could return shortly. However, when he does the Bruins will have a tough decision when it comes to who to take out.
Mar 13 - 9:55 AM

Dougie Hamilton skated on the fourth pairing during Tuesday's practice.

He was a healthy scratch on Sunday but coach Claude Julien hasn't decided yet who will be in the press box for Wednesday's game at Montreal. "Dougie has played good hockey and he's been good for us, so Dougie is not going to be the guy that is going to be singled out here," Julien said. "Dougie is going to be back in our lineup, and it's just a matter of me making those tough decisions. ... But the good part is we've got a lot of games in a short span of time, so there's lots of room for everybody to get in there."
Mar 12 - 7:56 AM

Dougie Hamilton was a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against Florida.

The Bruins chose to dress veteran defenseman Andrej Meszaros for his first game with the club instead. "No big reason," coach Claude Julien said before the game. "I said eventually we would see (Meszaros). I think Dougie Hamilton has played really good hockey for us. Offensively he continues to be good; he’s struggled at times defensively. We're going to pull him back and continue to work with him. Certainly he's a guy we want in our lineup. This is a one-game situation. This is an opportunity to see Meszaros. I'll make a decision after this game for the next." Meszaros had a strong game so Julien will probably be forced to make lineup adjustments.
Mar 10 - 9:57 AM

Dougie Hamilton scored a goal and added two assists to help the Boston Bruins defeat the Rangers 5-3 in New York Sunday night.

Hamilton's goal was his seventh of the season. His assists were his 10th and 11th. He also blocked three shots and was a plus-2 on the night. Gregory Campbell also had a big night for the Bruins. He scored twice, once shorthanded, for his fourth and fifth goals of the season. Also collecting goals for Boston were Jarome Iginla (18th), Milan Lucic (19th) and Carl Soderberg (10th). Iginla and Lucic also picked up assists.
Mar 2 - 10:00 PM

Dougie Hamilton scored a goal in Boston's 4-0 victory on Saturday.

Hamilton found the back of the net in back-to-back games, giving him six goals and 13 points in 38 contests in 2013-14. It's worth noting that Zdeno Chara will miss the final two games before the break and Hamilton's responsibilities should consequently go up over that period.
Feb 2 - 9:10 AM

Dougie Hamilton scored the lone Boston goal in a 4-1 loss to Montreal on Thursday night.

The marker was the fifth of the campaign for the youthful blueliner, though his fantasy owners are probably still peeved about the fact Torey Krug is currently filling the role many thought Hamilton could play for the team. Loui Eriksson and Carl Soderberg drew assists on the tally.
Jan 30 - 9:46 PM

Dougie Hamilton should return to action for a game against the Flyers Saturday afternoon.

He has been out of action since January 11th with a concussion but was cleared for contact Friday and led the stretch segment in the Bruins' practice--an honor usually reserved for a returning player. Get ready to activate Hamilton if you need him.
Jan 25 - 9:15 AM

Dougie Hamilton (concussion) has been given the green light to return to the Bruins' lineup.

Hamilton ended up missing four games with what was called a "mild concussion." He has four goals and 10 points in 33 contests this season.
Jan 24 - 1:38 PM

Dougie Hamilton practiced with his teammates for the first time Thursday since he suffered a "mild concussion" on Jan. 11.

He has four games due to the ailment, but his progress indicates that he could be getting closer to returning.
Jan 23 - 2:55 PM

Dougie Hamilton (concussion) might be able to resume practicing soon.

"I haven't been told yet that he's totally in with us, but that could come soon," coach Claude Julien said. Hamilton missed a fourth straight game on Monday due to a concussion.
Jan 21 - 8:06 AM

Dougie Hamilton's undiclosed injury is a concussion.

Bruins coach Claude Julien doesn't expect Hamilton to be sidelined for "too, too long," but recoveries from concussions can be difficult to predict. He has 10 points and 22 penalty minutes in 33 games in 2013-14.
Jan 14 - 1:45 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Chris Kelly
4Gregory Campbell
5Alexander Khokhlachev
6Matt Lindblad
7Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Carl Soderberg
4Daniel Paille
5Jordan Caron
6Matt Fraser
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Loui Eriksson
3Reilly Smith
4Shawn Thornton
5Justin Florek
D1Zdeno Chara
2Dennis Seidenberg
3Johnny Boychuk
4Matt Bartkowski
5Torey Krug
6Dougie Hamilton
7Andrej Meszaros
8Adam McQuaid
9Kevan Miller
10Corey Potter
G1Tuukka Rask
2Chad Johnson