Douglas "Dougie" Jonathan Hamilton, Jr. (born June 17, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Hamilton was selected by the Boston Bruins in the first round, ninth overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Hamilton played for the Bruins for three seasons before he was traded to the Calgary Flames in the 2015 off-season. He would play with the Flames for three seasons before he was dealt to the Hurricanes in 2018.
Hamilton with the Calgary Flames in 2016
June 17, 1993|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)|
|Weight||229 lb (104 kg; 16 st 5 lb)|
9th overall, 2011|
Hamilton attended Crestwood Preparatory College for grade nine and Governor Simcoe Secondary School for grades 10–12. He played minor midget for the St. Catharines Falcons of the OMHA's South Central AAA League and was selected by his hometown Niagara IceDogs in the second round, 27th overall, of the 2009 OHL Priority Selection.
Hamilton played for the Icedogs for three-and-a-half seasons. During his time, he was teammates with future NHL players such as Ryan Strome, Andrew Shaw and Brett Ritchie. Hamilton was also teammates with his older brother Freddie, who was a fifth-round selection of the San Jose Sharks during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
On December 8, 2011, Hamilton signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Bruins.
Hamilton began the 2012–13 season with the IceDogs. However, he was recalled by the Bruins to play for the club during the NHL's lockout-shortened season. On January 19, 2013, Hamilton made his NHL debut for the Bruins in a 3–1 victory against the New York Rangers,  and two games later, on January 23, Hamilton scored his first NHL point for an assist in an overtime loss against the Rangers in Madison Square Garden. On February 15, Hamilton scored his first career NHL goal against Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres. Hamilton made his Stanley Cup playoff debut on May 3, replacing defenceman Andrew Ference, who was serving a one-game suspension for his illegal hit on Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski. On April 25, Hamilton was named the 44th Annual NESN 7th Player recipient, an award given to the Bruin who most exceeded all expectations that season, as voted by the team's fans.
On June 26, 2015, during the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, as an impending restricted free agent on July 1 and with the Bruins facing salary cap constraints, Hamilton was traded to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a first-round draft pick (Zachary Senyshyn) and two second-round picks (Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson and Jérémy Lauzon), all in the 2015 Draft. Four days later, on June 30, Hamilton signed a six-year, $34.5 million contract with the Flames worth $5.75 million annually.
During the 2016–17 season, Hamilton was placed on the same line as Mark Giordano, causing greater defensive play in both players. The pairing helped the Flames make the playoffs for the second time in three years. The playoffs were short-lived for the Flames, who lost to the Anaheim Ducks in four games. On February 17, 2018, Hamilton played in his 400th NHL game, where he recorded his first NHL hat-trick.
|World Junior Championships|
Hamilton was raised in Toronto, Ontario. His parents Doug and Lynn were both members of Team Canada for the 1984 Summer Olympics (in rowing and basketball, respectively). His older brother Freddie was a 2010 San Jose Sharks draft pick who most recently played with the Arizona Coyotes. Like Dougie, Freddie previously played for the OHL's Niagara IceDogs.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2008–09||St. Catharines Falcons||OMHA||67||20||33||53||26||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honoursEdit
|Ivan Tennant Memorial Award
OHL – Top academic high school player
|OHL Second Team All-Star||2010–11|||
|Bobby Smith Trophy
OHL – Scholastic player of the year
|CHL Scholastic Player of the Year||2010–11|||
|OHL First Team All-Star||2011–12|||
|Max Kaminsky Trophy
OHL – Defenceman of the Year
CHL Defenceman of the Year 2011-12
|NESN 7th Player Award (BOS)||2012–13|||
Calgary Flames JR (Bud) McCaig Award for "Respect, Compassion and Cooperation" March 7, 2017
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- "Bruins trade Dougie Hamilton to Flames before 2015 NHL draft". NESN. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- "Flames sign defenceman Dougie Hamilton to US$34.5-million, 6-year deal". NHL.com. Calgary: NHL. June 30, 2015. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
- Yost, Travis (March 23, 2017). "Hamilton and Giordano are the best pairing in hockey". tsn.ca. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
- Odland, Kristen (April 26, 2017). "Flames blue-liner Hamilton credits the captain for his 2016-17 turnaround season". Calgary Herald. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
- Gilbertson, Wes (April 20, 2017). "Flames fall short, swept out of playoffs by Ducks". Calgary Herald. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
- Rocchi, Daniel (February 17, 2018). "FLAMES FALL TO PANTHERS". NHL.com. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
- Brown, Michael (June 23, 2018). "Canes Acquire Hamilton, Ferland and Fox From Flames". NHL.com. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
- Cruickshank, Scott. "Hockey grew into Hamilton's passion out of multi-sport upbringing by Olympian parents". Calgary Herald. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
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- "Dougie Hamilton wins Bruins' Seventh Player Award for 2013 season". NESN. April 25, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2015.