By Kirk Luedeke
New England Hockey Journal has named Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL) defenseman Dougie Hamilton the Boston Bruins Prospect of the Month for October.
In 12 games, Hamilton scored 7 goals and added 13 helpers for 20 points, good enough to propel him into the top-10 for scoring in the OHL. In 14 games dating back to Sep. 29, Hamilton has 23 points for Niagara.
Boston’s first choice, 9th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft last June, Hamilton was acquired via Toronto with the final draft pick in the Phil Kessel deal. The 6-foot-4, 193-pound defenseman was the second blueliner taken in the draft class, five spots behind Adam Larsson.
Hamilton is the son of two Canadian Olympians (Doug, Sr.- rowing, Lynn- basketball) and his older brother, Freddie, is a teammate on the Ice Dogs and San Jose Sharks prospect. The younger Hamilton’s academic achievements earned him Scholastic Player of the Year honors.
We will have a more in-depth feature on Hamilton on the New England Hockey Journal website, so be sure to look for it early next week.