Dougie Hamilton is joining the New Jersey Devils after getting the biggest contract handed out on the first day of NHL free agency.
It's fun for fans, but it's team-bonding for the players of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Dougie Hamilton’s summer has included a little bit of everything, including reconnecting with a charity that holds special meaning for the 25-year-old defenceman.
Dougie Hamilton is relishing the opportunity to play with Jaromir Jagr again after the 45-year-old forward and five-time NHL scoring champion recently inked a one-year deal with Calgary.
“These kids look up to the [Hamilton] brothers," says executive director Karen Natho of the Brock Niagara Penguins, "But not just because they are hockey players. They are strong mentors and wonderful people.”
There is a silent bond between brothers. That special bond connects Calgary Flames defenceman Dougie Hamilton with his older brother and teammate, Freddie.
Thirty of the top NHL rookie prospects will gather outside of Toronto at the MasterCard Centre on Tuesday, August 28th for the 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase.