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Denis Hamel

Denis Hamel  #17

Left Wing
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: May 10, 1977
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Lachute, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 203 DRAFTED: STL / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (153rd overall)
QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1995) AHL First All-Star Team (2004) Willie Marshall Award (AHL - Top Goal-scorer) (2006) (tied with Don MacLean) Yanick Dupre Memorial Award (AHL - Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution) (2008) Traded to Buffalo by St. Louis for Charlie Huddy and Buffalo's 7th round choice (Daniel Corso) in 1996 Entry Draft, March 19, 1996. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to knee injury vs. NY Islanders, January 27, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 5, 2003. Claimed by Washington from Ottawa in Waiver Draft, October 3, 2003. Traded to Ottawa by Washington for future considerations, October 5, 2003. Claimed on waivers by Atlanta from Ottawa, February 10, 2007. Claimed on waivers by Philadelphia from Atlanta, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 6, 2007. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Adirondack (AHL), November 1, 2010.
Quote of the Day

Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL