BOSTON, MA - Dougie Hamilton has had quite the rookie season. He leads Bruins’ defenseman with 10 points (one goal, nine assists) and has been the engineer of a number of game-winning plays – he also has two assists in the past two games.
As of late, however, Bruins’ Head Coach Claude Julien has been careful to throw Hamilton out on the ice in every critical situation. It has not been that Hamilton isn’t capable of getting the job done, more than it has been Julien wanting the 19-year-old to learn and gain confidence, rather than be let down if he makes a mistake.
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