Dougie Hamilton, a defenseman from the Ontario Hockey League, has been drafted with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft on Friday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Hamilton, who was born on June 17, 1993 and is six-foot-four, played the last two seasons with the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL. This past season, Hamilton scored 12 goals and recorded 46 assists for 58 points. In addition, Hamilton registered 77 penalty minutes and had a regular season plus/minus of plus-35 in 67 games.
In the postseason, Hamilton totaled four goals and 12 assists for 16 points in 14 games, recording 16 penalty minutes in the process.
During his rookie season in 2009-10, Hamilton tallied three goals and 13 assists for 16 points, 36 penalty minutes and a plus/minus of minus-8. He weighs 193 pounds and shoots with his right hand.