Dougie Hamilton spent three seasons with the Boston Bruins, but he apparently thought he’d be with that organization for a lot longer.
“I always thought I was going to be a Bruin for life, like you said, and always had that vision that I was only going to wear one jersey in the NHL,” said Hamilton, as per CSNNE.com.
“I’m really thankful to that organization for the opportunity I got my first few years and the development I got and everything, so it’s an organization … the fans are unbelievable and teammates and everything. It’s something I enjoyed a lot being there.”
Hamilton’s time with the Bruins came to an abrupt end at the NHL Draft, when the Bruins traded the 22-year-old talented defenseman to the Calgary Flames for three draft picks.
The Bruins had tried to re-sign Hamilton, who at the time of the trade was a pending restricted free agent. According to reports following the trade, Boston’s offer to Hamilton was six years at $33 million.
The Flames signed Hamilton to a six-year deal before the end of June.