BREAKING: Bruins acquire 2015 1st round pick (#15) & two 2015 2nd round picks (#45 #52) from CGY for Dougie Hamilton: http://t.co/7TmPoYevOu
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 26, 2015
This all happened very quickly. Here’s how it all went down:
Source confirms Dougie Hamilton is a Flame. #NHLDraft
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) June 26, 2015
Hamilton is a flame. Done deal.
— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) June 26, 2015
Hearing Flames have given picks only in Hamilton deal
— Dean Molberg (@fan960boomer) June 26, 2015
Told the Flames give up draft picks including #15 for Hamilton.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 26, 2015
Sounds like 15th overall and two second round picks for Hamilton. #Flames
— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) June 26, 2015
— Jonathan Willis (@JonathanWillis) June 26, 2015
It goes without saying that this is a massive deal for the Flames. They have firmed up their greatest area of need (another top-4 defender) with a legitimately premier 22-year old blue liner. And they did it without surrendering a foundational prospect or roster player.
Hamilton is a pending free agent and reportedly asking for a $6M+ contract – far too much for the cap strapped Bruins to absorb this off-season. The Flames have no such issues, however.
We’ll have more on how good Hamilton is later. For now, break out the high fives Flames fans. Brad Treliving just pulled off a robbery.
— Josh Schroeder (@jdschroeder) June 26, 2015