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Dougie Hamilton | Defenseman

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (21) / 6/17/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 199
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A key player to watch in Bruins' training camp will be defenseman Dougie Hamilton.
After scoring seven goals and registering 25 points in 64 regular season games and seven points in 12 playoff contests, the 21-year-old rearguard could be on the verge of a breakout season. Hamilton is currently practising with a number of Boston veterans in informal practices and seems to be much more confident on and off the ice. Keep an eye on Hamilton as he could be poised for a big jump in production. Sep 13 - 10:14 AM

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Dougie Hamilton played some of the best hockey of his career in the playoffs this season.

Although the Bruins' campaign ended with disappointment, Hamilton was one of the few bright spots in the series against Montreal and in the post season overall. In 12 games he registered seven points and was plus one while playing very effectively alongside Zdeno Chara. "I thought it was a real coming out for Dougie [Hamilton]. He had a real – he made mistakes, don't get me wrong. But I think he had, by the end, a real good playoff," said Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli. "You saw the confidence, you saw something that Claude [Julien] has been working on with the defending. He still has areas to improve on there, but he is really defending with more strength. He's not always been good with the puck, but he had a really solid, real solid playoff. As did Torey [Krug] while we're talking about young defenseman. He played well too." Hamilton certainly is on the upswing.
May 17 - 10:23 AM

Dougie Hamilton had an assist in Boston's 4-2 victory over Montreal in Game 5 on Saturday.

Hamilton has recorded at least a point in six of his last eight contests. He has two goals and five assists in 10 postseason contests.
May 11 - 8:45 AM

Dougie Hamilton's pairing with Zdeno Chara is working out just fine.

The two, who form the Bruins' top pairing, shut down the Canadiens' top scorers Thursday night and have looked great together for the entire series. Hamilton has taken a real step foreward during the post season and will make a very nice sleeper pick next year.
May 10 - 9:42 AM

Dougie Hamilton has a five-game playoff point streak going.

Hamilton has two goals and four helpers over that span. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it is the longest streak in a single playoff year by any Bruins defenseman 20 years old or younger. It is also longest in the NHL by anyone that age since Al MacInnis had a six-game point spree in 1984 with the Calgary Flames.
May 5 - 10:10 AM

Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug were important offensive players for the Bruins in Round 1.

The two of them combined for nine points, including seven assists, in five games versus the Detroit Red Wings. Coach Claude Julien had this to say about his young blueliners: "(they) bring speed coming up through the defensive zone, the neutral zone, and (it) helps our speed game. The youthful energy, the youthful enthusiasm, the youthful naivete sometimes in practice — that lightens the mood. All that stuff, it really energizes your team, and, of course, they're good players. So you've got good players playing that can skate all day."
Apr 29 - 7:10 AM

Dougie Hamilton contributed two assists in Boston's 3-2 overtime victory against Detroit on Thursday.

He picked up a helper on the Bruins' tying marker and on the game winner. Hamilton has a goal and three points in four postseason matches versus the Red Wings.
Apr 25 - 7:11 AM

Dougie Hamilton stickhandled down the length of the ice and fired home the game-winning goal to lift Boston to a Game 3 victory over Detroit.

Hamilton's wrister near the top of the faceoff circle beat Jimmy Howard, and put the Bruins ahead 1-0 in a game they held on to win 3-0. Boston takes the series lead 2-1 as the teams get a day off on Wednesday before Thursday's Game 4 at Joe Louis Arena.
Apr 22 - 10:31 PM

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

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

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C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Matt Fraser
4Daniel Paille
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Reilly Smith
3Chris Kelly
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Johnny Boychuk
4Dougie Hamilton
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Adam McQuaid
7Matt Bartkowski
8Kevan Miller
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg