2012-13: Had three multiple-point games, all two-point efforts ... Had a four-game point streak from Feb. 29-Mar. 5 (2-2=4 totals) and a three-game assist & point streak from Jan. 23-28 (four assists) ... Was a plus or even player in 35 of his 42 games, including in 21 of his last 22 games played ... Played his first NHL game on Jan. 19 vs. the NY Rangers, his first NHL point was an assist on Jan. 23 vs. the Rangers and his first NHL goal was scored on Feb. 15 at Buffalo ... Did not dress (coach's decision) for six games ... Had three assists in six playoff games ... Had points in consecutive post-season games May 16-19 (0-2=2 totals) ... Played his first NHL playoff game on May 4 vs. Toronto ... Recorded his first NHL playoff point with an assist on May 16 vs. NY Rangers ... Played 32 games with his junior team in Niagara/OHL during the lockout with 8-33=41 totals.
JUNIORS: Played three seasons of junior hockey with the OHL's Niagara Ice Dogs with 32-114=146 totals and 160 penalty minutes in 181 career junior games ... Was named an OHL First Team All-Star in 2011-12 and a Second Team All-Star in 2010-11 ... Was the Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year in 2011-12 as he led blueliners in scoring with 17-55=72 totals in 50 games and also ranked third overall with a +37 plus/minus rating ... Was named the CHL's scholastic player of the year in 2010-11 ... Was named to the OHL's All-Rookie Team in 2009-10 and was Niagara's rookie of the year in that season.
INTERNATIONAL: Played for Team Canada in both the 2012 (2-4=6 totals in six games while winning a bronze medal) and 2013 (1-1=2 totals in six games) World Junior Championships.
TRANSACTIONS: Boston's first pick, ninth overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
ETC: Full name, Douglas Jonathan Hamilton ... Nickname, Hammer ... Single ... His father Doug is a two-time Olympian for Canada's men's rowing team, winning a bronze medal in 1984 and also competing in 1988 ... His mother Lynn represented Canada on their 1988 women's Olympic basketball team ... His older brother Freddie was a junior teammate in Niagara and was selected by San Jose in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft ... Wore #53 during his first training camp but switched to #27 prior to the start of his first NHL season ... Twitter, @dhamilton27.
CONTRACT STATUS: Is in year two of a three-year entry level contract.
Game - Jan. 19, 2013 vs. NY Rangers
Goal - Feb. 15, 2013 at Buffalo
Assist/Point - Jan. 23, 2013 at NY Rangers