Well, that’s not quite clear. But Friedman cited two sources that insisted it’s not because Hamonic was unhappy with the team’s move to Brooklyn. Apparently, that had been rumored.
Hamonic signed a seven-year deal with the Isles in the summer of 2013. He’s under contract through 2019-20 for a cap hit just below $4 million.
This season, Hamonic has three assists in 19 games, while logging an average ice time of 23:20. His possession stats are good. A right shot, he’s been paired most often with Calvin De Haan, though he’s also skated with Nick Leddy.
Hamonic had a career-high 33 points (5G, 28A) in 2014-15.
Hamonic is from Manitoba. According to this 2014 article, he owns a condo in Winnipeg.