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Jean Hamel

Jean Hamel

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: June 6, 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.
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It was the look in his eyes. Hockey is the most important thing in his life. He wants to be a hockey player, and nothing's going to stop him from being a hockey player.

— Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin on forward Alex Galchenyuk's potential