Calgary Acquires Dougie Hamilton

The Calgary Flames have made the first major deal of the summer, acquiring the rights to RFA defenseman Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins.

Boston will receive a package of draft picks including the 15th overall selection in Friday night’s first round. Calgary is also sending two second round picks, the 45th and 52nd overall this year, to Boston.

Hamilton, 22, was the ninth overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, a pick Boston acquired from Toronto in the Phil Kessel trade. He posted 42 points (10 goals, 32 assists) in 72 games for Boston last season.

This comes one day after the Bruins acquired a sixth round pick from the Avs for the rights to free agent center Carl Soderberg, who has since signed a five-year, $23.75M deal with Colorado.

9 thoughts on “Calgary Acquires Dougie Hamilton

  1. Hamilton could be a big piece of a long term rebuild for the Flames. But he is gonna be expensive to keep and Boston got alot. Those Bruins now have 5 picks in the first 2 rounds of deep draft.

  2. Boston just went full on rebuild. Claude Julien can probably start looking for work now as this roster won’t have a chance this year.

  3. Bruins fans can’t be happy that they had to move Dougie Hamilton since they didn’t have the cap space to sign him. Losing top young players does not bode well for the future even with the picks they received. Hope we get Saader signed quickly!

  4. Great move for the Flames if they sign him long term. Boston fans are peaved, but this has to be the beginning of another bigger move. Hey Sweeney…Sharp is available.

    Anxiously waiting for some Hawk moves… I really will be dissappointed if we do not have a 1st round pick tonight.

  5. My best friend is a Boston person. I cannot believe they traded 27, WTF are they thinking.

  6. Bruins up hard against the cap..Hamilton looking for huge payday but I thought he would go to Edmonton…Calgary just got a whole lot better with a guy who can deliver the goods for years.

    Morrison…that must have been fun in 2013!

  7. Well we respect each other. I told him before well at least one of our teams is going to win. He said that’s one way to look at it. The important thing about it was (that I mentioned after) that BOS and CHI both had already won for the first time in our lives. If that would have been not the case then it could had got ugly (even for best friends).

    When we were down 2 games to 1, I put a 12pack of beer in his basement next to beer fridge. And we won game 4, turn the corner and didn’t look back.

  8. Morrison…smart move with your good friend, every bit of positive vibes is helpful,..good move on your part and a nice memeory for you.

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