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Dougie Hamilton has turned himself into a fan favorite in Boston in just a few weeks, and in the process, he’s showing how effective NHL rookies can be without much experience in the league.
Hamilton isn’t alone in conquering the league at a young age, though. There is more more young talent in the NHL right now there has been in seemingly a long time, and Hamilton is just one of many. If you look across the NHL, whether it’s Justin Schultz and Nail Yakupov in Edmonton or Cory Canacher and Vladimir Tarasenko making in Tampa Bay and St. Louis, respectively, rookies are chipping in across the NHL map.
It’s a fan’s dream, of course, but it won’t make things easy for those who have to vote on the Calder Trophy come season’s end.
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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 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...
In the least surprising news of the day, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced prior to Boston’s matchup with Carolina that rookie sensation Dougie Hamilton will be staying with the big club and will not return to juniors.
The 19-year-old defenseman impressed with three assists over his first four NHL games, and added a fourth helper Monday night as the B’s defeated...
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...
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NHL analyst Don Cherry ripped into Edmonton's Nail Yakupov for his excessive goal celebration against the Los Angeles Kings.
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...
Watch the video hereAs we all expected, Don Cherry was going to have some interesting comments on Nail Yakupov's crazy celebration from Thursday. Tonight, on Coach's Corner, Don Cherry told Nail Yaukpov, "LA is going to remember this, they will remember this 'till the dying day, that you don't do stuff like that." Then, while CBC played Theo Fleury's...
The Bruins drafted Dougie Hamilton ninth overall in 2011 with a pick they received in the 2009 Phil Kessel trade with Toronto
First things first, boy do I hate the song “Teach me how to Dougie” but it may turn out to be one of the most highly played songs during Bruins games for years to come so I may have to start liking it. With just under four minutes left in Friday’s game...
Top Prospect Dougie Hamilton has already started to make his mark for the Bruins
The Bruins are five games into this shortened season, and already they have impressed and invigorated Boston fans, earning a point in every game they have played so far. While the season remains only 10 days young, there have been some very encouraging moments that will no doubt propel the B’s into...
Through five games and a 4-0-1 start, one thing is certain: the Bruins are playing some solid hockey.
There is a lot of buzz surrounding this team and most of it involving rookie sensation Dougie Hamilton. The 19-year-old from Toronto has looked consistently solid throughout Boston’s first five games.
The rookie has registered four points on the year, despite going against many...
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...
The Edmonton Oilers still haven't led in 2012-13.
They're hoping to change that Monday night when they open the season series with the Colorado Avalanche, who are still looking for their first road win.
Just four games into the season, the Oilers (2-2-0) already have a pair of impressive come-from-behind victories. They rallied from two down in the second period in a 3...