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One of the most talked about Bruin's players coming into the season was 19-year old Dougie Hamilton, pegged to be the future of this team's defensive unit.

The Bruins, along with Hamilton, are off to a tremendous start. Watching the first two games, I thought Hamilton was noticeably one of the better players on the ice. He is demonstrating poise and maturity, covering his zones, and playing an integral role on both the power play and penalty kill units. He has certainly impressed the head coach. Speaking on his young defenseman, Claude had the following to say (Quote from Bostonglobe.com): "In my mind...right now, he's a player. To me, he's on our team... he's a player I'm relying on"

And there really is no better spot for Hamilton to be in then alongside Zdeno Chara. There is unlimited potential for Dougie to learn and grow along side him. After drafting him 9th overall in the 2011 draft; Bruins execs have made clear they expect great things from Hamilton.

His seamless transition into his role as one of the Bruin's primary stoppers is certainly a great thing to take away from the Bruin's first two wins.

@LiamPCunningham

Liam Cunningham 1/22/2013 09:06:00 PM Edit

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