Bruins’ Joe Morrow Finally Has Opportunity To Impress At NHL Level

BOSTON — Joe Morrow has been a part of three different NHL organizations since he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2011, but he’s never appeared in a game at the top level. That could change over the next four-to-six weeks, which is the expected timeframe that the Bruins will be without captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara because of a PCL tear suffered in Thursday’s...
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Boston Bruins: Three reasons for their better play

Through the first eight games of the season the Boston Bruins have been the definition of inconsistent.   In the team’s first four games they scored just four goals and had only one win.  Their last four games however have been a different story, as the Bruins have scored 15 goals and have three wins.  The team’s recent success is coming at an important time, as seven out...
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Bruins’ Defensemen Bounce Back In Victory Over Sabres

After Thursday’s loss to the Canadiens, the Bruins talked a lot about correcting their defensive mistakes and getting back to basics in their own zone. They weren't happy with their breakdowns in the defensive zone and knew they needed to correct those issues as it was a key factor in the defeat. Well, it didn’t take too long for the Bruins to fix those mistakes. 48 hours...
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Dougie Hamilton, Bruins Defensemen Lead Offense In Win Over Sabres

Boston Bruins defensemen hadn’t provided much scoring production in their first six games of the season, but that changed in a major way during Saturday’s 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Dougie Hamilton opened the scoring with his first goal of the season on a wrist shot from the right point at 9:56 of the first period. The puck traveled about 60 feet...
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Zdeno Chara Puts Bruins Up 2-0 With First-Period Goal Against Sabres (Video)

After Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton put his team on the board in the first period, fellow D-man Zdeno Chara decided to make his way into the box score. Chara extended the Bruins’ lead to 2-0 over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night after scoring on a shot similar to Hamilton’s. Again, the Bruins were able to clear the lane and get bodies in front of Buffalo goaltender...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Boston Bruins Preview: Winning Stanley Cup Top Priority For B’s

The Boston Bruins won the Presidents’ Trophy for the second time in franchise history last season, but the 2013-14 campaign ended in heartbreak with a seven-game, second-round playoff series loss to the rival Montreal Canadiens. Despite losing a 30-goal scorer in Jarome Iginla and a top-four defenseman in Johnny Boychuk during the offseason, Boston’s roster is well set up for...
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Bruins Player Preview: Dougie Hamilton’s Expected Role, Projected Season Stats

Editor’s note: will preview every NHL-level Bruins player over the next few weeks, leading to the Oct. 8 season opener. Click here for the full schedule and to read other player profiles. Dougie Hamilton had an up-and-down 2013-14 campaign. An injury suffered in December forced him to miss over 10 games, but he performed at a high level in the final few months of the regular...
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Dougie Hamilton primed for a breakout year

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty ImagesYou may have noticed that Dougie Hamilton looks a little different lately.He returned to training camp this year weighing 215 pounds, and the difference in both his strength and speed was apparent. He shined at training camp, and if he continues playing the way he has been, it’s clear that this upcoming season will be a big one for the...
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Bruins’ Dougie Hamilton Continues To Develop Strong Two-Way Game

The Boston Bruins were fortunate Dougie Hamilton fell to them at the No. 9 pick in the 2011 NHL draft. Hamilton had just finished a 58-point season for the OHL’s Niagara IceDogs, and many draft analysts felt he was a top-five talent and possibly the best blueliner in the class. Defensemen normally take longer than forwards to develop into everyday NHL players, but through 106 games...
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Ville Leino’s Third-Period Goal Helps Bruins Defeat Red Wings (Video)

DETROIT — Ville Leino broke a tie with 4:40 left and the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 in an exhibition game Saturday night. Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist and Brad Marchand also scored for Boston (2-1-1). Tuukka Rask made 14 saves in the first two periods, and Jeremy Smith stopped eight shots in the third. Landon Ferraro scored for Detroit (2-1-1), and...
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Bruins-Capitals Notes: Power Play Among Positives From Boston’s Win

BOSTON — The Bruins had the third-best power play in the NHL with a 21.7 percent success rate last season, a massive improvement from ranking 26th in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. Boston’s success continued in Wednesday night’s preseason home opener against the Washington Capitals when Zdeno Chara scored the game-winning goal on the power-play. The B’s would later...
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins should pair Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton

(Photo/Getty Images) If and when the Boston Bruins eventually sign Torey Krug to a new contract, their first priority with the young defenseman should be to pair him with another rising star: Dougie Hamilton. Although Krug has become somewhat of a cult hero to the fans in Boston with his excellent offensive presence that the Bruins have lacked from the blue line, Hamilton will arguably...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton Showing More Confidence As Camp Approaches (Video)

Training camp for the Boston Bruins’ 2014-15 season starts Sept. 18, but the B’s already are holding informal practices and getting strong showings from players. Among those players are Dougie Hamilton and Ryan Spooner. The former is trying to establish himself as a top player on the squad while the latter is making another attempt to crack the lineup on a full-time basis. After...
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Dougie Hamilton: ‘Every Year We Have A Chance To Win With Our Team’

Dougie Hamilton is only 21 years old and he’s already played on a Stanley Cup finalist and a Presidents’ Trophy winner in his Boston Bruins career. The young defenseman has high hopes for the 2014-15 squad and beyond, too. “Every year we have a chance to win with our team and the players we have, and Tuukka and everything like that. Every year we should be a contender,” Hamilton...
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Expect The Boston Bruins To Make A Trade Before The Season Starts

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, The Bruins are in a jam. They have approximately $69 million committed toward 2014-15. This includes Marc Savard’s $4,027,143 annual cap hit and roughly $4.75 million in overage penalties (bonuses achieved last year by Jarome Iginla, Torey Krug, and Dougie Hamilton) they must apply toward their number. By opening night, they will...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Dougie Hamilton Among NHL Players Ready For Breakout Season In 2014-15

For many young players with one or two years of experience at the NHL level, the 2014-15 season is the time for them to make major strides in their development and become valuable players capable of playing in many different situations. Let’s take a look at five players primed for a breakout 2014-15 campaign. Dougie Hamilton, Defenseman, Boston Bruins Hamilton was one of the Bruins’...
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

What's Bruin' in the morning?

It'll be a disgusting muggy day today in Boston, it actually already is, so how about some ice hockey to cool your morning down and make it more bearable? Well here is the news from around the NHL and locally. Boston Bruins News:- Have you ever thought to yourself, "man, I wish I knew what Kevan Millers work out routine was like". Of course you did. Now, you can find...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton Key To Bruins Maintaining Power-Play Success

The Boston Bruins had the third-best best power play in the NHL last season, and it became a weapon that helped propel the team to the top record in the league. The 2013-14 campaign marked the first time Boston had a top-five power play since 2008-09, which also was the last full year of Marc Savard’s career. After an abysmal year with the man advantage in the lockout-shortened...
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Dougie Hamilton set to breakout next season

There were a lot of expectations for Dougie Hamilton after he was drafted ninth overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.  One of the biggest reasons for those expectations was the comments made by Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli after he drafted Hamilton. The genuine surprise from Chiarelli that Hamilton was still available made it clear the Bruins organization thought they had just...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: Dougie Hamilton well on his way to becoming an "elite defenseman"

One of the bright spots from Boston's 2014 regular season, and abruptly short playoff run, was the development and growth of 20-year-old defenseman Dougie Hamilton. After playing in a shortened rookie season due to the NHL lockout last year, Hamilton found himself thrust into the second most important spot in the defensive unit in the postseason, playing next to Zdeno Chara...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamilton, Krug among few positives from B's playoff run

If there’s any silver lining to the Bruins premature exit to the Stanley Cup playoffs, it was the play of young defensemen Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug, who look like fixtures in Black and Gold for years to come. Hamilton finished with two goals and seven points along with a plus-1 rating in 12 games matched with Zdeno Chara as Boston’s top defensemen pairing, and played what...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli: Dougie Hamilton ‘Had A Real Solid Playoff’

BOSTON — Zdeno Chara isn’t going to be the Bruins’ No. 1 defenseman forever, but luckily for head coach Claude Julien and his staff, Dougie Hamilton showed during the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs that he’s capable of being the leader of the blue line in the future as he develops his two-way skill set and continues to earn more experience. Hamilton played his best hockey of the...
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Examining Positives From Bruins’ 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Run

BOSTON — The Bruins’ season ended Wednesday night with a disappointing 3-1 Game 7 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at TD Garden, and even though it might be difficult to think about them right now, there were several positives from this playoff run that will give fans reasons to be excited for next season. Let’s look at four from the first two rounds. Dougie Hamilton Was Outstanding...
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton: The Bruins Were Back To Their Game In Game 5 (Video)

The Boston Bruins’ 4-2 victory in Game 5 against the Montreal Canadiens involved what seemed like a different Bruins team than the first four games. Before Saturday night’s game, the second-round playoff series was tied at two games apiece, but the B’s still weren’t playing their best hockey. So what did they change to become so much more dominant in Game 5? “I don’t...
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Zdeno Chara, Dougie Hamilton Shutting Down Canadiens’ Top Line

BOSTON — Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is no stranger to shutting down the opponent’s top forward and/or line in a Stanley Cup playoff series. As a result of Dennis Seidenberg’s knee surgery in January, Chara has a new defense partner in Dougie Hamilton this postseason, but the results for Boston’s top pairing have been equally positive. Chara and Hamilton have shut down...
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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