Dougie Hamilton, Flames Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

June 30th, 2015 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

Three days after getting dealt from the Boston Bruins to the Calgary Flames for three draft picks, restricted free-agent defenseman Dougie Hamilton agreed to a contract extension with his new team.  

The Flames made the multiyear deal official via an announcement on the team's website.

Per TSN's Darren Dreger, the 22-year-old blueliner inked a six-year, $34.5 million contract. Dreger also provided the year-by-year breakdown of the agreement:

The parameters of the deal come as somewhat of a surprise as the Bruins reportedly offered nearly as much money on a per-year basis, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman:

Hamilton, who was selected with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2011 NHL draft by the Bruins, enjoyed a career year last season as he set personal bests with 10 goals and 32 assists for 42 points.

He was undoubtedly Boston's best offensive defenseman and was emerging as the club's best overall rearguard with the aging Zdeno Chara on the decline. He figured to be one of the Bruins' key players for many years to come, but general mana ...

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