• Through the first round of the 2011 Ontario Hockey League playoffs, Hamilton led the IceDogs with six points (1-5--6) in their four-game sweep of Brampton. In 2010-11, he led Niagara and finished fourth in the OHL in scoring among defensemen with 58 points (12-46--58) in 67 games.
• Athleticism runs in the Hamilton family: his father, Doug, was an Olympic rower for Canada, winning a bronze medal in 1984 and also competing in 1988; his mother, Lynn, competed on Canada’s basketball team at the 1984 Olympics and won World Championship gold and bronze medals; and his older brother, Freddie, was selected 129th overall by San Jose in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and also plays for Niagara in the OHL.
• In 2009-10, he was named to the OHL Second All-Rookie Team, the Niagara Ice Dog’s Rookie of the Year and honored as the OHL’s Top Academic High School Student.
• He played for Canada and won gold at the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial -- at the tournament he roomed with WHL’s Red Deer Rebels, and fellow top prospect, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
NHL team: San Jose Sharks NHL player: Jay Bouwmeester Shootout move: Spin-o-rama Video game: NHL ‘11 Movie: The Guardian TV show: Two and a Half Men Actor: Adam Sandler Website: Facebook.com Restaurant: The Keg Sport (other than hockey): Basketball Breakfast food: Bagel with cheese Superhero: The Flash
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