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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.
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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday