Dougie Hamilton on verge of NHL debut
The 6-foot-5-inch, 193-pound Hamilton — he hopes to be 205 pounds when he returns for training camp in the fall — has already drawn comparisons to Jay Bouwmeester, Calgary’s smooth-moving ice-time eater. The right-shot Hamilton skates with ease and elegance that belie his hulking stature.
But when Hamilton fills out his frame and gains NHL mileage, the Bruins project him to be like Rob Blake. The former Kings captain punished opponents with his physique and no-nonsense approach.
Intimidation has worked for Zdeno Chara. It is an element that would also benefit Hamilton, who spent his time last fall tracking Chara’s on- and off-ice habits.
“They paired me with him right off the start,” said Hamilton. “Listening to him and having him in my ear talking to me, I definitely took a lot from that. I’m looking forward to going back to main camp with him.”
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