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Hurricanes GM Don Waddell commented on Hamilton's health in April, stating, "... he'll be ready to play when we drop the puck." Considering it has been three months since then, Hamilton should be at 100% when the NHL's qualifying round begins August 1st.
Hamilton was arguably the top fantasy defenseman this season before fracturing his left fibula. If he can return at full capacity, and the Hurricanes make it out of the qualifying round, he will be extremely valuable to own in your playoff pools. He is currently ranked behind Kris Letang and Roman Josi in NHL.com's Top 115 playoff rankings, so you may even be getting him at a value in drafts.
Dougie Hamilton potted a goal, and served up an assist as well to help lead the Hurricanes to a 5-2 Game Six victory over the Capitals Monday night.
Hamilton has played exceptionally well for Carolina producing three goals, three assists and owning a plus-four rating through the first six games of this series.
Dougie Hamilton netted a pair of power-play goals as the Carolina Hurricanes would win their first post-season game in ten years Monday night.
Hamilton is using his veteran leadership to help guide an inexperienced Hurricanes squad defeat the defending Stanley Cup champions this post-season. Hamilton has four points and a plus-two rating in three playoff games played thus far.
Dougie Hamilton provided an assist on Jordan Staal's game tying goal with five minutes remaining in the third period against the Washington Capitals.
Hamilton has two assists, a plus-one rating and two penalty minutes this post-season with the Hurricanes.
Hamilton accounted for two of the six goals in the 6-1 win. The Canes have now won 9 out of their past 11 and find themselves just 5 points back of the Metropolitan leading Islanders.
Hamilton started off the offensive onslaught midway into the 1st period. His second goal in the 2nd period capped the Canes scoring for the evening. He also had an assist. It was Hamilton’s first points since February 19th against the Rangers. On the season the defensemen has 27 points with 12 goals and 15 assists.