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Canes Agree To Terms With Center Jeff Hamilton

Sunday, 07.1.2007 / 5:57 PM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Canes Agree To Terms With Center Jeff Hamilton
Forward was third among Blackhawks in scoring with a career-high 39 points

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RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with center Jeff Hamilton on a two-year contract. The deal will pay Hamilton $800,000 per season.

“Jeff is a very fast-skating, offensive-minded forward,” Rutherford said. “He is capable of playing the point on the power play and is a good fit for our system.”

Hamilton, 29, completed his first full NHL season in 2006-07, totaling 18 goals and 21 assists (39 points) and 22 penalty minutes in 70 games played, all of which were career highs. The Englewood, OH, native had a pair of hat tricks, including a five-point night (3g, 2a) on March 10 at Phoenix. Hamilton led the Blackhawks in game-winning goals with five, and ranked third on the team in scoring with 39 points. He was third among Chicago skaters in goals with 18. Hamilton (5’10’’, 180 lbs.) led the Blackhawks in shootout attempts (10), goals (5) and percentage (50%) in 2006-07. He was named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week for the week ending March 11 with three goals and four assists in two games.

Hamilton was originally signed as a free agent by the New York Islanders prior to the 2002-03 season. He made his NHL debut with New York on Dec. 2, 2003, against Washington and netted his first NHL goal for the Islanders on Dec. 17, 2005, against Colorado. In 84 career NHL games, he has notched 20 goals, 27 assists (47 points) and 30 penalty minutes. He played four seasons in the American Hockey League with Bridgeport and Hartford, capturing the Willie Marshall Award in 2003-04 as the AHL’s top goal-scorer with 43 goals. Hamilton has also played professionally in Finland and Russia, and played four seasons at Yale (ECAC), earning ECAC first-team honors and All-American recognition three of his four full years in New Haven.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81