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Dougie Hamilton | Defenseman

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/17/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 210
Contract: view contract details

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Dougie Hamilton has recorded just one point in his last six games.
Hamilton has five points in 21 contests, which is a lackluster point-per-game pace after he recorded 42 points in 2014-15. At least he's plus-four over his last four games, which has raised his rating this season to minus-five. Nov 23 - 8:35 AM

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After a rough start to the season, Dougie Hamilton might be turning a corner.

Hamilton has three points and a plus-two rating in his last six games, in contrast to his single point and minus-11 rating in his first nine contests. Part of that early slump might have come from Hamilton adjusting to a new team for the first time in his NHL career, but of course the Flames as a whole struggled early on. Either way, is a great offensive defenseman and while his overall numbers this season still aren't flattering, he should go on to have a strong campaign.
Nov 9 - 5:17 AM

Defenseman Dougie Hamilton has been struggling in the early going.

The defenseman was acquired from the Bruins in the off-season for a first and a couple of second round picks in what was thought to be a steal for the Flames. But Hamilton is off to a shaky start with only one goal and a minus-six rating in seven games. Coach Bob Hartley has paired him on the third unit with Ladislav Smid and hopefully the defensive minded blueliner with help Hamilton simplify his game. Hamilton is a talented blueliner and you should trade for him in your fantasy pool if some disgruntled owner is willing to deal him.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 24 - 5:21 AM

Dougie Hamilton scored his first goal for the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

The talented defenseman was acquired from Boston in the off-season and potted his first of the season against the Canucks in helping the Flames to a 3-1 win. Hamilton had 10 goals and 42 points last season and a jump to 45-50 points is not out of the question. He could be a top-15 defenseman in fantasy hockey this season.
Oct 11 - 7:05 AM

Dougie Hamilton got off on the right foot with Flames coach Bob Hartley.

"I don't know if you watched the skating tests at the end, but I believe he was the fastest of his group," Hartley said. "We told you we got younger, we got bigger and we got faster. Well ... here's the proof right there — he was the fastest player in the skating test." The Flames acquired Hamilton from the Boston Bruins over the summer. In doing so, Calgary added more depth to an already impressive blueline. Hamilton had 10 goals and 42 points in 72 contests last season and he's capable of reaching those milestones again.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 19 - 8:52 AM

The Calgary Flames aren't totally sure how their defense will work out with a healthy Mark Giordano (plus Ladislav Smid) and a newly added Dougie Hamilton, but head coach Bob Hartley seems excited.

"We’re not looking to distribute the icetime evenly — our slogan is still, ‘earned, never given.’ But, at the same time, it’s an unbelievable addition to the team," Hartley told the Calgary Sun. "Dougie makes us younger, makes us bigger, makes us faster and makes us better. There’s no doubt about this."
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 5 - 1:08 PM

Dougie Hamilton doesn't see himself having difficulty dealing with the pressure that will come with his new six-year, $34.5 million deal.

"I think the expectations are going to be higher but I think in Boston there’s a lot of scrutiny from fans and expectations for me when I came in, being a top-10 pick," said Hamilton. "I think I handled that fine and think it'll be the same here, just have fun and play my game. You can’t really put too much pressure on yourself, better to just do your best and try to be as consistent as you can." Hamilton also thinks he still hasn't reached his ceiling. He recorded 10 goals and 42 points in 2014-15 and he should be able to finish in that range again next season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 20 - 9:27 AM

Dougie Hamilton has agreed to a six-year contract with the Calgary Flames.

The new deal carries an annual average value of $5.75 million. In 72 games with the Boston Bruins last season, the 22-year-old defenseman registered 10 goals and 32 assists. Hamilton was acquired from the Bruins prior to the NHL Draft and he'll get a fresh start with a new organization next year.
Jun 30 - 2:22 PM

Restricted free-agent Dougie Hamilton reportedly turned down a six-year, $33 million deal from the Boston Bruins.

Hamilton's camp reportedly asked the Bruins to increase their offer by $2 million more per season. Since Boston was tight against the cap, they opted to deal Hamilton to the Calgary Flames instead.
Jun 28 - 12:57 PM

Dougie Hamilton is thrilled to be a member of the Calgary Flames.

The Flames now have the best set of defensemen in the NHL as Hamilton joins Mark Giordano, T.J. Brodie and Dennis Wideman to make up an outstanding top four. "This is a good day for the Calgary Flames," coach Bob Hartley said via phone from the draft floor. "He can bring the full game. He’s a big body that uses his size well to keep the opponents on the outside. He has very good shot and has a great vision. He can make the first pass out of the zone, can support the attack and moves unbelievably well for a big-sized defenseman. Here’s another d-man that can log in any give game between 20 and 30 minutes, and he’s 22 years old. He’s gonna get better, gonna grow into our organization and is gonna mature with us, and he’s gonna be unbelievable. His style fits in with the style of play of the Calgary Flames like a glove. I talked to him this afternoon, and he’s pumped, and we’re so happy. We got bigger, faster and younger in the same deal." Nice move by the Flames.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jun 27 - 6:26 AM

Dougie Hamilton is reportedly seeking $5.5 million annually.

If that's true then that's great news for Calgary as it wouldn't have been shocking if Hamilton were demanding substantially more. Of course, we'll have to wait and see what the actual figures are, but it would be surprising if the Flames were unable to sign the restricted free agent after acquiring him from Boston.
Jun 26 - 4:01 PM

The Boston Bruins received the 15th, 45th, and 52nd picks in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from Calgary in exchange for Dougie Hamilton.

It's hard not to see this as a huge win for the Flames. Even factoring in that this is a deep draft and Calgary will now have to give Hamilton a big payday as a restricted free agent, Hamilton is still just 22 years old and already a superb defenseman. He could be a cornerstone for the Flames for the better part of the next two decades, making a mid-first rounder and a pair of seconds an easy price to swallow for acquiring him.
Jun 26 - 3:38 PM

The Calgary Flames have acquired restricted free agent Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins.

No word yet on what Boston's getting back, but this trade is obviously huge. Hamilton has emerged as a top-tier defender and he's only 22 years old. This is the type of player that would be untouchable on most teams, but the Bruins' challenging cap situation has forced them into making tough decisions. Calgary will have a top-tier defense with (assuming none of them are involved in the trade) Hamilton, Dennis Wideman, Kris Russell, and T.J. Brodie. They have Mark Giordano too of course and he's one of the best out there, but he'll be an unrestricted free agent next summer and is reportedly demanding a huge raise compared to his current $4.02 million annual cap hit. With that in mind, Calgary might see Hamilton's acquisition as a prelude to trading Giordano.
Jun 26 - 3:22 PM

Boston GM Don Sweeney met with Dougie Hamilton's agent, J.P. Barry, on Wednesday night.

"We had good discussions on Dougie and his progression and discussed different term options but I wouldn't say we are close to finalizing anything yet," said Barry in an email. Sweeney said he has discussed a long-term deal and a short-term bridge contract, but the Bruins would be better off going with a multi-year deal. If Hamilton breaks out during his short-term pact then he could be able to cash in like P.K. Subban did and the Bruins may not be able to afford that. Sweeney also added that the Bruins will "do whatever we have to do in order to protect the player" in the even of an offer sheet.
Jun 25 - 4:38 PM

The Boston Bruins would reportedly be willing to go as match an offer sheet of as much as $7 million annually for Dougie Hamilton.

Part of the reason why offer sheets are rarely agreed to is because the controlling team almost always matches anyways. In fact, Dustin Penner is the only player in the last 15 years to change teams as the result of an offer sheet. Still, the Bruins' cap situation might make some competitors interested in making an offer to Hamilton. Even if Boston matches it, the Bruins will then have to make significant sacrifices to get under the ceiling.
Jun 23 - 9:10 AM

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5Markus Granlund
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Joe Colborne
3Mason Raymond
4Lance Bouma
5Brandon Bollig
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Michael Frolik
3David Jones
4Micheal Ferland
5Josh Jooris
D1Mark Giordano
2T.J. Brodie
3Dennis Wideman
4Dougie Hamilton
5Kris Russell
6Deryk Engelland
G1Karri Ramo
2Jonas Hiller