BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has drafted 6’4’’ defenseman Dougie Hamilton with the 9th overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Audio from Hamilton will be posted on the Bruins Media Website later this evening (www.bostonbruins.com/media, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, password: media).
Hamilton, a 6’4”, 193-pound defenseman has spent the past two seasons playing with the Niagara IceDogs in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). In 2010-2011 Hamilton tallied 12 goals and 46 assists for 58 points in 67 games while compiling 77 penalty minutes. He finished third in OHL Top Defenseman voting last year.
The 18-year old Toronto, Ontario native played in fourteen playoff games for Niagara in 2011, scoring four goals and tallying 12 assists for 16 points.
He played in 131 total games during his two years with Niagara, recording 15-59= 74 totals.
Older brother and IceDogs teammate Freddie was drafted to the San Jose Sharks in the 5th round, 129th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry draft.
Rounds two through seven of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft commence Saturday, June 26th at 10:00 a.m. ET.