NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Boston Bruins top prospect Dougie Hamilton remains with his junior team, but due to an agreement between the NHL and the Canadian Hockey League, if the current lockout is settled, the 19-year-old defenseman will be able to join the Bruins for what would be an abbreviated training camp.
“They made an amendment to NHL’s agreement with the Canadian Hockey League that will allow us to extract, at least Dougie, at the time of camp,” explained Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli. “There’s a small number of players that you can take because you have to be fair to the CHL teams that are in their season, so if/when we have a camp he’ll be available to us.”
Along with Hamilton, fellow Bruins prospect, goaltender Malcolm Subban will also be allowed to join Boston’s training camp.
The Bruins selected Hamilton in the first round (ninth overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He currently has one assist in two games for the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League. Subban, the Bruins’ first-round pick (24th overall) in the 2012 draft, is playing for the Belleville Bulls of the OHL and is 2-0-0 with a 1.44 goals-against average and a .952 save percentage.