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Jeff Hamilton
Jeff Hamilton
Number: 51
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 185
Shoots: Right
Born: Sep 4, 1977
Birthplace: Dayton, OH, United States
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on September 29, 2006.
Draft: Undrafted
Acquired: Signed by Carolina as a free agent on July 1, 2007
First NHL Game: December 2, 2003 in a 4-1 New York Islanders loss vs. Washington
First NHL Point: December 17, 2005 in a 5-4 New York Islanders win vs. Colorado (goal)
First NHL Goal: December 17, 2005 in a 5-4 New York Islanders win vs. Colorado
Most Goals, Game: 3 - twice (Most Recent - March 10, 2007 in a 7-5 Chicago win at Phoenix
Most Assists, Game: 2 - 5 times (Most Recent - March 16, 2007 in a 5-2 Chicago loss at Anaheim
Most Points, Game: 5 - March 10, 2007 in a 7-5 Chicago win at Phoenix
Most Penalty Minutes, Game: 6 - February 25, 2007 in a 5-1 Chicago win vs. St. Louis

Personal: Jeff and his wife, Jane, were married on July 29, 2006… Jane’s sister, Helen Resor, plays for the U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey National Team…Jeff spends his off-seasons in Wilton, CT…Jeff is involved with the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation, Hockey Fights Cancer and the Travis Roy Foundation…His favorite off-season activities include fishing…Jeff’s first job was delivering newspapers… His favorite movies are Slapshot and Fletch, favorite television shows are Man vs.Wild and Entourage and his favorite band is Dave Matthews Band…Jeff speaks French and “a little Russian”… His guilty pleasure is “dealing with varmints in our back yard”… His favorite vacation spot is Jackson Hole, WY… Jeff cites Yale coach Tim Taylor as the biggest influence on his career… His favorite team growing up was the Detroit Red Wings and his favorite player was Steve Yzerman… Jeff’s game-day ritual includes an iced mocha and pre-game soccer…Jeff says if he wasn’t playing hockey, he would be “broke playing in the worst possible golf tour”… His plans for life after hockey are to “invent something ridiculous and reap the profits after appearing on the Donny Deutsch Show.”

2006-07 Highlights
  • Completed his third NHL season and first with Chicago
  • Established career highs in games played (70), goals (18), assists (21) and points (39)
  • Ranked third on the Blackhawks in scoring with 39 points
  • Was also third on the team in goals (18)
  • Had five goals on 10 shootout attempts
  • Led Chicago with five game-winning goals
  • Scored in the shootout in a 3-2 win at NSH (4/3)
  • Notched a career-high five points with his second career hat trick, including the game-winning goal, and a pair of assists in a 7-5 win at PHX (3/10)
  • Earned two assists vs. LA (3/6)
  • Had an assist and was (+2) vs. STL (2/25)
  • Scored a power-play goal at LA (2/1)
  • Notched a goal vs. CGY (1/28)
  • Scored a goal at STL (1/2)
  • Netted the game-winning goal vs. STL (12/12)
  • Had a goal and an assist at MIN (12/9)
  • Earned his first career hat trick, including the overtime game-winner, and had an assist at NSH (12/2)
  • Scored a goal and was (+2) vs. STL (12/1)
  • Netted a goal in the shootout at PHX (11/16)
  • Picked up a pair of assists vs. STL (11/10)
  • Scored the game-winning goal vs. NSH (10/12)
  • Scored his first goal as a Blackhawk with a power-play tally and earned as assist vs. CBJ (10/7)
  • Made his Blackhawk debut in an 8-6 win at NSH (10/5)
  • Had eight points (2g, 6a) in six preseason games
Longest goal streak: 3 games (12/12-12/16: 3g, 1a)
Longest assist streak: 2 games (10/18-10/20: 0g, 2a; 1/5-1/7: 0g, 2a; 3/6-3/10: 3g, 4a)
Longest point streak: 3 games (12/12-12/16: 3g, 1a)
Multi-goal games: 2 (last: 3/10 at PHX: 3g, 2a)
Multi-assist games: 4 (last: 3/16 at ANA: 0g, 2a)
Multipoint games: 8 (last: 3/16 at ANA: 0g, 2a)

Career: Is in his fourth NHL season and first with Carolina... Signed a two-year contract
with the Hurricanes on July 1, 2007

1996-97: Led Yale in goals (10) and was second in scoring (23) during his freshman year with the Bulldogs... Was named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team

1997-98: Led Yale and was third in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) in scoring
with 47 points... Was first on the team and second in the league in goals (27), behind Princeton’s Jeff Halpern (28)... Was selected to the ECAC First All-Star Team and the NCAA East Second All-American Team

1998-99: Led Yale and was third in the ECAC in scoring (48 points) for the second consecutive year... Led the Bulldogs in goals (20) and was named to the ECAC First All-Star Team and the NCAA East Second All-American Team for the second consecutive year

1999-00: Missed the majority of the season after suffering an abdominal injury at Michigan on Oct. 30

2000-01: Established his collegiate career highs in assists (32) and points (55) during his senior season at Yale, ranking second in the ECAC in goals (23) and points (55)... Was named an ECAC First Team All-Star and an NCAA East First Team All-American

2001-02: Signed with Karpat Oulu of SM-Liiga (FInland) prior to the season... Led the team in goals (18) and ranked third in scoring (33 points)... Was scoreless in three playoff games

2002-03: Signed as a free agent with the New York Islanders on Aug. 6, 2002... Spent the entire season with the Islanders’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate in Bridgeport... Ranked second among Sound Tigers in goal scoring during his first season of professional hockey in North America with 22 goals… Was sixth on the team in points (38) in 67 games… Was tied for second on Bridgeport in goals during the Calder Cup Playoffs with three… Had six points (3g, 3a) in nine postseason contests

2003-04: Spent the majority of the season with Bridgeport (AHL)... Made his National Hockey League debut with the New York Islanders on 12/2, a 4-1 loss vs. WSH... Led the AHL in goals with 43 in 67 games, capturing the Willie Marshall Award, given annually to the AHL’s top goal scorer... Ranked first on the Sound Tigers in goals (43) and points (68) and second in assists (25)... Was selected to the AHL’s First All-Star Team... Led Bridgeport with four goals in seven playoff contests

2004-05: Signed as a free agent by the HartfordWolf Pack on Oct. 10, 2004...Was second among Hartford skaters in points (53) and goals (23) and was tied for third in assists (30) while playing in just 60 regular-season contests... Led the Wolf Pack in goals (4) and points (7) during the Calder Cup Playoffs, appearing in all six of Hartford’s games

2005-06: Split the season between AK Bars Kazan of the Russian Superliga, Bridgeport (AHL) and the NY Islanders (NHL)...Made his season debut with the Islanders vs. COL (12/17), netting his first career NHL point/goal in a 5-4 New York victory... Earned his first two NHL assists in his second NHL game of the season and skated a season-high 16:07 of ice time at TOR (12/19)... Proceeded to earn assists in each of the next two games: vs. NJ (12/21) and vs. OTT (12/23), establishing career highs for longest point streak (4 games: 12/17-12/23: 1g, 4a) and longest assist streak (3 games: 12/19-12/23: 0g, 4a)... Netted his second goal of the season vs. TB (1/2)... Earned helpers in consecutive games at CHI (1/17) and at CAR (1/19)... Ranked fourth among Bridgeport skaters in points (50) and third in goals (24) despite playing in fewer than half of the Sound Tigers’ games (39)... Had one assist and 16 penalty minutes in eight games with AK Bars Kazan.