Found January 26, 2013 on
New Jersey Devils
from Jeff Z. Klein and Stu Hackel of Slap Shot at the NY Times,
For several marquee 2011 and 2012 draft picks who made N.H.L. rosters after abbreviated training camps, the audition will be over soon. Decisions will have to be made about, among others, Yakupov, whose team plays its fifth game Monday; Boston’s Dougie Hamilton; the Devils’ Stefan Matteau; Montreal’s Alex Galchenyuk; Minnesota’s Mathew Dumba; Buffalo’s Mikhail Grigorenko; and Florida’s Jonathan Huberdeau.
The larger question teams face, however, is whether keeping these young players will help or hurt their development.
“Eighteen- or 19-year-olds have to be physically mature — most of them are not,” Michael Santos, the Panthers’ assistant general manager, said.
“They have to be emotionally mature — most of them are not. And almost all of them are not both.”
BEST OF MAXIM
It may be Dougie Hamilton‘s first week in the NHL, but the 19-year-old sure isn’t playing like it and his teammates are noticing.
Named the No. 1 star in Friday’s win over the Islanders, Hamilton earned praise not only from the fans at the TD Garden, but also from his teammates and head coach. Noting his ability to get good looks at the net, his adjustment to the NHL and the...
“Dougie Hamilton‘s star is on the rise.”
If Jack Edwards is saying it, then you can bet it’s true — and he’s not the only one thinking it, either.
The Bruins’ young defenseman has been sensational in his first four games, and the buzz is building around one of the team’s brightest young stars. NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette took a look through Twitter to find some of...
BOSTON — Dougie Hamilton couldn’t hide the emotion as he sat on the Bruins’ bench late in the third period of the team’s 4-2 win over the Islanders on Friday.
The B’s rookie defenseman started grinning as the rap song “Teach Me How to Dougie” started blaring out of the TD Garden speakers. From the balcony down to the good seats, Bruins fans — those young enough to...
It’s easy to forget Dougie Hamilton is new on the scene, because he’s looked right at home for the Bruins.
The 19-year-old defenseman added two assists to his stat totals and plenty more to his growing legend on Friday night, as his latest and greatest performance wowed the TD Garden crowd and many more watching from home. Thanks to the energy provided by Hamilton and the Bruins’...
Dougie Hamilton isn't afraid to use the body
I said it yesterday and I'll say it again Dougie Hamilton is the real deal. Two days after posting his first career point against the Rangers, Hamilton was back at it registering two huge assists on Friday night against the other New York team (Islanders) and was named the 1st star.
The first assits was similar to Wednesday...
What Dougie Hamilton is doing in the NHL as a 19-year-old rookie defenseman is impressive, but it’s not unprecedented. Fortunately, the 2011 No. 9 overall pick joins some pretty elite company as a Bruins teenage defenseman.
Before Hamilton, Fernie Flaman, Dallas Smith, Bobby Orr, Ray Bourque and Glen Wesley all starred in Boston as teen defensemen. Though it’s too early to call...
Ok, so I am obsessed with Dougie Hamilton. I truly believe he is going to be a difference maker for this team's power play and defense. Even though he is just 19 years old he has already helped on both ends.
On Wednesday against the Rangers Dougie made a few great checks to save scoring opportunities and ended the dreadful 0-11 power play when he blasted a puck from within...
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Milan Lucic‘s goal against the Rangers in the season opener topped Dougie Hamilton‘s aggressiveness and physicality against the Jets to earn the Amica Coverage Play of the Week.
Check out both videos below.
Play 1: Milan Lucic
Play 2: Dougie Hamilton
NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday...
It wasn't pretty, but it's 2 points and in the end that's all that matters. The Bruins looked sloppy and sluggish throughout the game tonight and needed some luck (see: Campbell game tying goal) but eventually took control in the third period and beat the New York Islanders 4-2.
The Bruins fourth line really clicked tonight and played like the first...
BOSTON -- Veterans Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron scored the third-period goals that lifted the Boston Bruins to a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders Friday night. But after the game, much of the talk centered around 19-year-old defenseman Dougie Hamilton. Playing the fourth of six games he can play before the Bruins can send him back to juniors, Hamilton again showed why...