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Jean Hamel

Jean Hamel

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: June 26, 1952
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Asbestos, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: STL / 1972 NHL Amateur Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (41st overall)
Brother of Gilles QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1972) Traded to Detroit by St. Louis with Chris Evans and Bryan Watson for Ted Harris, Bill Collins and Garnet Bailey, February 14, 1974. Claimed as a fill-in by Detroit during Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Signed as a free agent by Quebec, October 6, 1981. Claimed by Montreal from Quebec in Waiver Draft, October 3, 1983.
Quote of the Day

I was surprised. I knew I got it. It's tough. You never know how hard it is until it registers on the gun. I got pretty much all I could into and you just hope for the best.

— Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber after winning the AMP NHL Hardest Shot event at the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition