2011 NHL Draft Results: Dougie Hamilton Selected By Boston Bruins With 9th Pick

With the 9th pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, the Boston Bruins select Dougie Hamilton, a defenseman from the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League.

Hamilton is a tall 6'4" defenseman, although he seems even taller than that list height. He's definitely a little tiny for that sizable frame and could use some help in putting on some weight, but as is the theme throughout the first round of this draft, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Hamilton has all of the unteachable things: great foot work and the ability to accelerate quickly from a stand-still.

All in all, he's going to be a top-pairing NHL defenseman someday if he can bulk up and continue to get better, and there's no reason to expect otherwise.

Read more on Dougie Hamilton at our Boston Bruins blog, Stanley Cup of Chowder.

For full coverage of the 2011 NHL Draft, stick with this StoryStream and our 2011 NHL Draft hub. You can also find team-by-team coverage around our network of 34 hockey sites, where you can find player profiles, news and rumors. Be sure to check out our network-wide 2011 NHL Mock Draft as well. 

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