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Bruins confirm Dougie Hamilton will stay in NHL

Jan 28, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

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The Boston Bruins made it official on Monday: rookie Dougie Hamilton will stick with the big club beyond the five-game mark that burns a year of an entry-level contract. He won’t be demoted to the junior level.

The promising 19-year-old defenseman will suit up for the B’s against the Hurricanes in Carolina tonight.

It makes plenty of sense that GM Peter Chiarelli opted to keep him in the NHL.

Hamilton has three assists and 11 shots on goal in his four contests, but it’s the way he’s being used that’s especially promisng. He’s averaging 18:04 minutes per night so far, including an average of 3:19 on the struggling power play.

That indicates Hamilton is an asset, rather than just someone getting his feet wet on the NHL level.

  1. thecheeman - Jan 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Just watched this kid own the Canes in the last two minutes with a beautiful set up for the winning goal. Bruins have a ridiculous roster.

    • capesouth - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:14 PM

      The thing is it’s the pretty much the same roster as last year and even the year before. The past few years, the only positions that have been ‘in flux’ have been the third line wing (Ryder-Pouliot and now Bourque) and that 6th d-man (Kaberle-Corvo and now Hamilton). Hamilton is obviously here for the long haul and I like Bourque. He is a good fit with that line and his family has a history here, which I think adds to the team’s reputation in a way…They were already a team New England loves and having a Bourque on the roster makes it more so. It’s kind of a connection to their history. The great thing is their growth and the future is just based on the development of a young roster (vs trades and acquisitions). They are in a good spot as an organization.

  2. elrock7 - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Wow for real he wants to be called Dougie instead of Doug. Dude, grow up, you are supposed to be a man now. Your brother too, freddie or frankie or something, should have shipped you back to peewee!

  3. bcjim - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Random blogger confirms “Dougie” was last appropriate in 5th grade.

  4. habsman - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Hamilton seems like a nice kid with top level talent. Too bad he plays in front of that racial scumbag fanbase. The latest? Boston fans tweeting Tory Smith of the Ravens about his dead brother.

    Boston, the cesspool of sport cities.

    Joel Ward say hello!

    • yevoh88 - Jan 28, 2013 at 11:30 PM

      Does any Montreal fan have any reason to talk about other fan bases being racist? Remember Randy Cunneyworth? You know, the coach you fans wanted fired because he couldn’t speak French?

      • habsman - Jan 29, 2013 at 12:45 AM

        Randy was fired because the Habs finished in last place. Got it?

    • 8man - Jan 29, 2013 at 6:28 AM

      Baltimore based Bruins backer here. Ah, habsman. You know for awhile there I didn’t think we’d get to “enjoy” your spiteful and hateful targeted comments about the Bs and their fans. No fan base is perfect. And Boston’s is one the most, if not the most, passionate in all of sports.

      And their teams, some of the best as well. I think you know that if the Bruins stay healthy, they’ll have a long and deep run in the playoffs. Does that keep you awake at night? The thought of the Big, Bad Bruins hoisting the Cup again?

      Game on!

      • habsman - Jan 29, 2013 at 10:11 AM

        Did I hit a nerve? Game on?

        I suppose winning ONE cup in the last 40 years gives you the right to talk “smack” huh? Typical.

        BTW, I sleep like a baby.

        (24-6)

      • 8man - Feb 1, 2013 at 9:21 PM

        Oh, no right. More relieved and grateful than anything. Because it was my last one. In the last ten years the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins have all brought home the ultimate prize. The Bs were the capstone and the sweetest of them all.

        Go Bruins!

    • tdrusher225 - Jan 29, 2013 at 10:11 AM

      You know what? You’re right, everything you’ve been saying is totally 100% spot on. You’re by far the smartest most informed person on here and Boston fans are all disgusting racist pigs. You happy now? Now will you stop trolling around trying to pick fights with Bruins fans? No, of course you won’t.

    • kovodisc - Jan 29, 2013 at 12:24 PM

      This coming from a member of the fanbase that boo’s another countries national anthem.

      Stay classy Montreal.

      • habsman - Jan 29, 2013 at 1:39 PM

        Actually, the first time a national anthem was booed (?) was in the seventies at Yankee Stadium before a Blue Jay game. New York fans booed the Canadian anthem a short time after our consulate in Iran rescued American diplomats from Islamic extreamists.

        So you guys started it first.

      • kovodisc - Jan 29, 2013 at 2:41 PM

        So that’s how you justify YOUR fanbase boo’ing the National Anthem? Because “they” did it first? Laughable.

        How’s that lawsuit against Chara coming along???

  5. pastabelly - Jan 28, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Chris Bourque is the latest misfit on the third line. They should consider getting Paille on that line.

    • hockeyflow33 - Jan 29, 2013 at 2:48 AM

      They haven’t suffered a loss yet, seems to me like they don’t need your input.

  6. bruinsfan19 - Jan 28, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    @habsman you are retarded trying to think of every way to throw Boston under the bus listen to yourself and the people making the racial comments towards Joel Ward weren’t real Bruin fans and they were angry by I mean come on your a Habs fan and you guys Boo you own Team when your playing badly (which is quite often)

    • habsman - Jan 29, 2013 at 12:47 AM

      Another example of the Boston public school system.

      English must be your second language.

      • bigbadbruins77 - Jan 29, 2013 at 1:52 AM

        Ignorant statements is all I see from you. Assumptions as well. You’re almost as bad of a troll as Joey . There is a lot of Bruins fans that don’t live in Massachusetts, have a high education, and aren’t racist. But I understand your frustration being a jealous habitians fan.

  7. jcmeyer10 - Jan 29, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Just a side note on habsman. He has not commented a single comment on the Subban signing and instead has decided to talk smack about Boston fans.

    Back to the topic at hand. Dougie looks like he belongs on the ice. Like a commenter said yesterday, there is something different about the PP when Dougie is the QB.

    • elrock7 - Jan 29, 2013 at 8:02 PM

      Yeah as long as Dougie has Zdenoie, Tylerie and Patriceie with him its fine

  8. borderline1988 - Jan 29, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    As a Leafs fan, anytime there’s a story about the Bruins’ young talented stars it makes me want to cry.

    • kovodisc - Jan 29, 2013 at 12:25 PM

      Leafs should trade Kessel :)

  9. westsidewilly - Jan 29, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Dougie looks pretty solid to me. I’m a Sabres man and I’d rather have him than the overpaid Tyler Myers.

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