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2015 NHL Draft
Jeff Hamilton

Jeff Hamilton  #51

NUMBER: 51 BIRTHDATE: September 4, 1977
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Dayton, OH, United States
Shoots: Right
ECAC All-Rookie Team (1997) ECAC First All-Star Team (1998, 1999, 2001) NCAA East Second All-American Team (1998, 1999) NCAA East First All-American Team (2001) AHL First All-Star Team (2004) Willie Marshall Award (AHL - Top Goal-scorer) (2004) Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to abdominal injury vs. University of Michigan (CCHA), October 30, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Oulu (Finland), October 4, 2001. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 6, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Hartford (AHL), October 10, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), September 5, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, September 29, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 1, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, March 5, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), August 5, 2009.
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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season