• In a season shortened by injury, Hamilton played just 26 games for the Saskatoon Blades, but managed to record 16 points (7-9--16) and shake off breaking his collarbone (twice) as well as separating his shoulder. He has since been cleared to play and will take part in Canada’s World Junior evaluation camp this summer.
• He is the son of Bruce Hamilton, a former Saskatoon Blades forward (1974-77) and current owner and general manager of the Kelowna Rockets – his father was selected by St. Louis Blues 81st overall in 1977.
• Hamilton was drafted in the second round (36th overall) in the 2006 Bantam WHL Draft and was a member of Team Canada at the 2009 Under-18 World Championships.
• His childhood hockey idol was Paul Kariya.
NHL player: Rick Nash Shootout move: “High Glove” Goal celebration: “Fist pump” Video game: NHL’10 Movie: Friday Night Lights TV show: Seinfeld, Entourage Actor: Will Ferrell Website: nhl.com Book: Lord of the Rings Pump-up song: On the Dance Floor- David Guetta Home-cooked meal: Steak, Greek Ribs
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.
— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild