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2011 NHL Draft: Boston Bruins Select Defenseman Dougie Hamilton 9th Overall

With the ninth pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins select Niagara defenseman Dougie Hamilton.

From Hockey Prospectus:

Dougie Hamilton has turned many heads this year based on his physical tools and the offensive potential he's brought from the backend. He's a solid skater who can flash above-average speed when he gets going and can extend fully with his long legs and is a well above-average skater for a defender his size. He has a tall 6'4" frame that is going to fill out to be 200+ pounds at some point in the near future. He battles well and at the Major Junior level he regularly outmatched opponents and projects as a plus physical pro player. I'd cautiously grade his puck skills as average, even though it's possible as he gets more coordinated with his body that the tool may even become solid-average and he does flash that on occasion.