Future Considerations

Camping trip for Boston’s Hamilton
September 17, 2011, 12:35 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

There isn’t much that Boston Bruins property Dougie Hamilton hasn’t done in the last four months.

The six-foot-five, 193-pound defenseman was a first round pick in the NHL Entry Draft. He’s skated along Canada’s best players under 20 at Hockey Canada’s development camp. He’s graduated from high school, earning the OHL’s scholastic player of the year honours.

Starting Saturday, Hamilton can add ‘attend an NHL training camp’ to the list.

Hamilton, the ninth overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, will go camping with the Bruins in his first taste of NHL action.

But Hamilton shouldn’t feel overwhelmed by the experience, Bruins’ assistant general manager Jim Benning said. Continue reading

Hamilton has big dreams for Boston
June 28, 2011, 11:07 am
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From Brian Huddle:

Standing larger than his reported six-foot-four frame, Dougie Hamilton is used to being the big man on campus.

Having been selected to the Boston Bruins ninth overall, he’ll get the opportunity to develop in Zdeno Chara’s rather large shadow. But instead, imagine what a future pairing of the two could look like to those opposing the Boston Bruins. Continue reading

FC at the Draft: Dougie Hamilton – Boston Bruins
June 26, 2011, 11:03 am
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Bruins pick Hamilton 9th overall in 2011 NHL Entry Draft
June 24, 2011, 8:26 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

The Boston Bruins have selected Dougie Hamilton ninth overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

There may not be a smarter player taken in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft than Hamilton, who received the OHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year award with an average of 94 per cent in six subjects.

His smarts translate well to the ice as well. His decisions with and without the puck are second-to-none among defensemen in the draft, whether it be jumping into the rush as a fourth forward, thwarting an opposition’s attempt to gain the zone or making the first outlet pass. Continue reading

Canada unveils development camp roster

From Aaron Vickers:

The 2012 World Junior Championship is six months away.

But for Hockey Canada, the journey starts now.

Canada unveiled a roster of four goaltenders, 16 defensemen and 26 forwards for its summer development camp, the first official grouping in identifying and assembling its potential roster for the tournament in Edmonton and Calgary in December. Continue reading

RNH no lock for NHL next season
February 18, 2011, 8:16 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

Most recently it was Taylor Hall.

Before him, John Tavares. Steven Stamkos and Patrick Kane. Jordan Staal and Sidney Crosby too.

Since the lockout, the first forward taken in the entry draft has joined his respective club four months later in the NHL. Continue reading

Should They Stay Or Should They Go?
October 19, 2010, 8:51 pm
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From Aaron Vickers, Future Considerations:

If you’re under 20, drafted out of the CHL and currently playing in the NHL, you’re about to have some sleepless nights.

We’re looking at you Brayden, Nino, Cam, Alexander and Jeff. You too Taylor and Tyler.

The NHL season is nearly an eighth over, and Schenn, Niederreiter, Fowler, Burmistrov, Skinner, Hall and Seguin are all aware of what looms over them. Continue reading