Boston Bruins: Top 10 Draft Picks From The Last 20 Years

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#10. Dougie Hamilton – 2011

Despite struggling in Calgary after being traded there at the draft, Dougie Hamilton has shown promise in his career and is one of the NHL’s best developing young stars. There aren’t many players on the Calgary Flames roster that aren’t struggling right now, so this slow start shouldn’t take away from the potential that Hamilton has shown in his four seasons in the league.

Hamilton is on the brink of becoming an elite defenseman and he possesses many factors that make him a very desirable player. At only 22 years old, Hamilton has shown he has the size — 6-foot-5 and 212 pounds –, he can move the puck effectively, play in all three zones, and has a knack for finding an open lane for passes as well as firing the puck on net. In 178 games in the NHL, Hamilton has posted 83 points. Dougie Hamilton has had solid possession numbers so far over his young career as well, and he’s expected to only get better as time goes on.

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