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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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Dougie Hamilton carried the Bruins on Saturday night, with three points in their 4-1 win against the Maple Leafs.
Hamilton had a goal and two helpers in 22:31, to give him five points in 10 games. This type of game couldn’t have come at a better time for Boston, which is without Zdeno Chara for at least a month. With a defense that is now in some disarray, coach Claude Julien needs to be able to gain trust in the core as Chara’s removal changes its entire composition. Carl Soderberg, David Krejci and Gregory Campbell picked up the other goals. Patrice Bergeron had two assists. Oct 25 - 10:59 PM

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With Zdeno Chara out at least four-to-six weeks, it looks like the Boston Bruins will give Dennis Seidenberg and Dougie Hamilton the first crack at being the B's new top pairing.

Torey Krug and Adam McQuaid look to be the second pairing. For fantasy purposes, it might be most interesting to see how the setups work (four forwards and a defensemen or three F and two D?). One would expect Krug and Hamilton to reap the early rewards the most.
Oct 25 - 3:19 PM

It appears as if Dougie Hamilton will be just fine and in the Boston lineup against Toronto Saturday.

He took a puck off the hand during Friday morning's practice and had to leave, but he seems to be good to go against the Maple Leafs. A good thing too as the Bruins can hardly afford to lose another first-line defenseman with both Zdeno Chara and Kevan Miller down.
Oct 25 - 9:05 AM

The Bruins’ defensemen led the way in their 4-0 shutout of the Sabres on Saturday night.

Dougie Hamilton, Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug all scored in the victory. Hamilton also added an assist and finished a game-high plus-three. Though these were his first points of the season, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him improve upon his 25-point 2013-14 campaign. Carl Soderberg scored the final goal in the win as Chara led the way with seven shots on goal. Getting this kind of production from the backline will do wonders to open up a team’s offense.
Oct 18 - 9:58 PM

The Boston Bruins are expecting Dougie Hamilton to take a big step forward this season.

Hamilton is coming into his third season in the NHL, and like many young players, he’s lacked consistency. Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien certainly expects more from the 21-year-old. "When you’re young you’d like to think that you’re going to continue to improve, and I don’t think he’s reached his max or his peak yet," said Julien. "We’re happy with him because we understand where he is in his development, but we also project a little more out of him as he gets older, bigger, and better."
Oct 4 - 8:41 AM

Dougie Hamilton potted a goal and added an assist for the Bruins in their 3-1 win against the Red Wings on Saturday night.

Hamilton finished a plus-three on the night in 20:09 of ice time. He had seven goals and 25 points last year during the regular season and seven points in 12 playoff games and should continue to develop into an excellent offensive defenseman. Ville Leino and Brad Marchand (empty-netter) scored the other goals for Boston. Tuukka Rask made 14 of 15 saves, while Jeremy Smith sticked aside all eight shots he faced in the third period.
Sep 27 - 9:42 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Matt Fraser
4Simon Gagne
5Daniel Paille
6Anthony Camara
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Reilly Smith
3Chris Kelly
4Seth Griffith
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dougie Hamilton
4Dennis Seidenberg
5Adam McQuaid
6Matt Bartkowski
7Kevan Miller
8Joe Morrow
9Zach Trotman
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg