Found January 29, 2013 on Hockey Fan Land:
As anticipated, Dougie Hamilton's playing days with the OHL Niagara IceDogs are over. According to the Boston Globe, the general manager of the Boston Bruins confirms Hamilton will stick with the NHL club beyond the five-game tryout limit -- activating the first year of the young defenseman's entry-level contract.  "He has a lot of poise," Peter Chiarelli said. "He plays a very mature game. I'm sure inside he felt relieved. But based on how I've seen him play, I wouldn't be surprised to see his game go one way or another, because he’s a real poised, mature player."  Hamilton is expected to continue to fill a top-four role, either as partner to Dennis Seidenberg or Zdeno Chara. And the 19-year-old is in no danger of losing his position with the secondary power-play unit.  "So Z [Chara] will be 41 at the end of his contract," Chiarelli noted. "I think he looks at Dougie and thinks he'll be his partner until then."Source: ...
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