RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton today underwent successful surgery to repair a fractured fibula in his left leg. The procedure was performed by Dr. Kevin Logel at Raleigh Orthopaedic, and Hamilton is out indefinitely.
Hamilton, 26, has tallied 40 points (14g, 26a) in 47 NHL games this season. Among all NHL defenseman, he ranks tied for second in goals, fourth in points and tied for seventh in assists. He ranks second among all NHL skaters in plus/minus rating (+30) and has posted a career-high average time on ice this season (23:17), leading all Hurricanes skaters. Before his injury, the 6'6", 227-pound defenseman was named to the 2020 NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis on Jan. 25.
The Toronto, Ont., native has recorded 299 points (96g, 203a) in 552 career NHL games with Boston, Calgary and Carolina. Hamilton was acquired by the Hurricanes from the Flames along with Micheal Ferland and Adam Fox in exchange for Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm on June 23, 2018.