Posts tagged Dougie Hamilton

The wonderful moustache-filled month of Movember is coming to an end.

Whether you approve of the Mo look or not, you can help the Bruins with their above efforts & donate to their pages!

Just head to: BostonBruins.com/movember

So, how did they do?  Reblog this and add your own comments on their ‘stache efforts.

"I haven’t grown it out in a long time, so I’m definitely impressed with myself and my confidence is through the roof"

Watch as Brad Marchand, Dougie Hamilton & Chris Kelly check in with their Movember growth:

How to Donate - http://bbru.in/BBMovember13
Photos: Mo Growth Update -
http://bbru.in/HShedu

Movember Update!

We’re halfway through the month of Movember, with 12 Bruins growing out their moustaches in order to help raise funds and awareness for men’s health.

Among those growing are Dougie Hamilton, Loui Eriksson, Movember captain Shawn Thornton and Patrice Bergeron.

You can help out by joining the Bruins Movember team & donating to their pages here: http://bbru.in/BBMovember13

"Getting to Know Dougie"Learn a little bit more about Dougie Hamilton in the latest Q&A.Watch Video: http://bbru.in/1aVI1i6Read feature/full Q&A: http://bbru.in/171rSub

"Getting to Know Dougie"

Learn a little bit more about Dougie Hamilton in the latest Q&A.

Watch Video: http://bbru.in/1aVI1i6
Read feature/full Q&A: http://bbru.in/171rSub

Dougie Hamilton Surprises Somerville Youth Hockey

SOMERVILLE, MA - Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton joined the Bruins Street Brigade on Monday, October 7 to bring street hockey to the city of Somerville.

After surprising a group of young players from Somerville Youth Hockey, Hamilton spent over an hour participating in exercises and energetic scrimmages, posing for pictures and signing autographs for the myriad of kids, parents, and fans that showed up to Somerville High School.

You remember when you were a kid and having that opportunity to meet a player or something, so for me, just trying to make them smile and have fun.”

- Dougie Hamilton

To read the full story and see Dougie help a sad little girl score a penalty shot, click the link above or here.

High five! Dougie Hamilton helps out 5-year-old Caroline with a penalty shot attempt during a street hockey clinic in Somerville, MA.

Hamilton surprised Somerville Youth Hockey with the visit.

“He did a wonderful job with those kids today,” said Bruins alum and Youth Hockey Ambassador Tommy Songin. “I think he knows what it takes, and I think being there today showed those kids that they need to stay active just like he is.”

Some kids were affected right away by Hamilton’s presence; others may realize the effects down the road.

One young girl, five-year-old Caroline, was trying hockey for the first time. Amidst all of the older kids, including her older sister, who was decked in her Somerville Youth Hockey jersey, Caroline ended up being awarded a penalty shot after receiving the brunt of an errant hockey stick.

As tears were forming in her eyes from the fall, Hamilton gave her a few words of encouragement and preoccupied the goalie for her as she walked in and scored. A quick high-five later, she flashed a smile.

Caroline may not understand the moment in the present, but years from now, Hamilton will have been the one to assist on her first goal.

^CS

Pregame vs Sens: Marchand Back Skating, Bergeron Possibility for Tonight

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BOSTON, MA - A nice sight this morning to see Brad Marchand back skating with the team during morning skate at TD Garden for the first time since April 10, when he sustained a “mild concussion” in New Jersey. The B’s held a pregame skate prior to facing off against the Senators tonight in their fifth and final meeting on the season.

Though the forward is not yet taking contact, that will be the next step in his recovery, as he has been skating and “feeling good.”

"I feel pretty good. Today is my first team practice, and I felt pretty good out there," said Marchand post-skate. "I’m not really sure when I can be back. I’m still going to talk to the trainers after the practice here today and kind of see where we’re at, but it’s a step in the right direction."

"I skated yesterday and I felt pretty good, and then today. I haven’t really been off that long, so I mean it’s, my hands and everything have still got it, but I felt pretty good, so again hopefully I’ll continue to get better."

Patrice Bergeron joined in line rushes for the first time today, centering Tyler Seguin and Milan Lucic. He remains a possibility for tonight’s lineup, as the center, coaches and B’s training staff will all be exercising caution with his insertion back into game action. Bergeron has missed six games since he first sustained a moderate concussion back on April 2, the last time the B’s faced Ottawa.

As on Saturday morning in Carolina, when Patrice spoke to media for the first time, he said this morning he was “feeling good” and felt close to a return, but was going to leave it up to Coach and the doctors to determine if he would be back or not.

"I obviously want to get back out there. I feel good. I feel confident," said Bergeron. "I don’t feel cautious. We’re taking our time and there’s a reason for that, so that I’m not hesitant and I feel good."

"The doctors and the trainers have always done a great job with me and all the other guys as well," he added.

"It’s one of things it’s always hard to go through. I’ve had enough of it," said Bergeron, on the frustration of being out. "It’s one of those things where at the same time, they said I was optimistic because of the way that I felt, and the Bruins did a good job of making sure I was taking the time to heal properly."

Tuukka Rask was the first goalie off at morning skate, after goaltending coach Bob Essensa worked with both netminders for a while during the practice. As for the Senators, the B’s should expect to see Craig Anderson between the pipes for the first time this season against Boston, as he’s been back from since injury and most recently, put up a 33-save shutout performance on Friday in a 2-0 win over New Jersey.

Defenseman Dougie Hamilton, after being a healthy scratch the past two games to get rest and get a different perspective of the game from up top, will be back in the lineup tonight. Coach Julien said that with nine healthy defenseman, he plans to “rotate some players in and out here” heading down the final seven-game stretch. Andrew Ference will be the healthy scratch tonight.

Following the rest, Hamilton said, “I feel refreshed and eager to play.”

"Just to be able to sit up there and learn and watch with Jarvy [Coach Jarvis], it was good. So just a different perspective, and obviously, it’s a lot more fun playing and being in the room and I guess being part of the team, but it was good for me."

Projected Boston Lineup
Lucic-Bergeron-Seguin
Campbell-Krejci-Jagr
Paille-Kelly-Horton
Daugavins-Peverley-Thornton

Chara-Hamilton
Seidenberg-Boychuk
Bartkowski-McQuaid

Rask

-Caryn Switaj ^CS

Watch Dougie Hamilton’s “Live Look-In” from the bench at pregame skate earlier today in New Jersey (amidst chirps from his teammates, of course…)

Brad Marchand scattering the bucket of pucks for the Bruins’ pregame skate at Air Canada Centre Saturday morning in Toronto.

The juxtaposition of these photos was pure luck, as I went to snap a few photos of the group before skate, and No. 63 happened to dump the pucks at the exact same moment….

Also, in photo #2, you see Dougie Hamilton starting to crack a smile - just after this was taken, he skated over by the bench and joked, “you don’t want a close-up of me in the photo??”

^CS

Dougie’s Hat Trick

BOSTON, MA
- Have you ever heard of a 6-foot-5 leprechaun?

Well, 19-year-old Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton took on that role Friday afternoon, as he visited Boston Children’s Hospital to spend time with the patients and make St. Patrick’s Day arts and crafts - all while donning some festive hats.

When he was younger (which wasn’t all that long ago), Dougie used to think it was pretty amazing to always see professional athletes and NHL players helping out and being able to give back to their communities.

With the schedule this season, that hasn’t allowed a lot of down time for the B’s to be as active around Boston, but Dougie was certainly excited to get the opportunity to visit Children’s following Friday’s practice.

“It’s been fun to be able to meet them and spend some time with them,” he said on meeting with the kids. “I’m pretty excited to be here.”

And for the visit, he was given a few hat options to try out (watch a pretty funny video of that here), including one that matched his hair pretty well (pictured above with the pippi-longstocking-esque hat)….

“It matches my hair, so it works out well for me,” he joked, before adding that he received a few kidding comments about the hat.

“There’s been a few,” he said. “It’s kind of funny, but it’s been fun and the kids like it, too.”

Having seen others out in the community before, the defenseman was happy he could get the chance to brighten some days.

“You just put a smile on their face and help out…they’ve been doing well today,” he said, on the patients being vibrant and having a good time.

The arts and crafts included decorating rainbow hockey pucks (no tell-tale sign if they’ll lead to golden goals for the D-man, though…) and Hamilton joked that he doesn’t think he’s as good at arts and crafts as he is at defense.

Dougie also talked about how important the outreach is for Boston, and how happy he is to get to be a part of it and represent the spoked-B.

“It’s pretty exciting to be able to do this and give back.”

-Caryn Switaj ^CS