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Born September 23, 1988 (1988-09-23) (age 21),
Port Coquitlam, BC, CAN
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Boston Bruins
Providence Bruins (AHL)
NHL Draft 8th overall, 2007
Boston Bruins
Career 2008present

Zachary Robert Hamill[1] (born September 23, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League.

Drafted in the 1st round, 8th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Hamill spent his entire WHL career with the Everett Silvertips.

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Personal life

Hamill was born on September 23, 1988 in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia to Scott and Lonnie Hamill. He has two siblings, Carson and Paisley. His brother, Carson, played junior hockey for the Langley Hornets of the BCHL and currently plays at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.[1] He attended Riverside Secondary School in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Playing career

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Everett Silvertips

Hamill was drafted in the 1st round, 3rd overall by the Everett Silvertips in the 2003 WHL Bantam Draft.[2] Shortly thereafter on October 8, 2003, he made his WHL debut against the Seattle Thunderbirds.[1] Although playing in only 4 regular season games in the early part of the 2003–04 season, Hamill finished with 2 assists before being re-assigned to the Port Coquitlam Buckaroos of the PIJHL. He returned to the Silvertips for their 2004 WHL playoff run, playing in 20 games. The 2004–05 WHL season was Hamill's first full WHL season, playing in 57 games. He finished his rookie season with a respectable 33 points. This season also saw Hamill represent Canada Pacific at the 2005 World U-17 Hockey Challenge in Lethbridge, Alberta.[3] During the off-season, Hamill represented Canada at the 2005 U-18 Junior World Cup in Břeclav, Czech Republic and Piešťany, Slovakia.[4] In his sophomore season, Hamill continued to better his play. In December, Hamill represented Team WHL in the 2005 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge.[5] Hamill finished the year with 59 points in 53 games, an average of over a point per game. Hamill's play was rewarded when on June 22, 2006 he was invited to Canada's National Junior Team Development Camp.[6][7]

Hamill's 2006–07 season season was arguably his best. In November, Hamill once again represented Team WHL in the 2006 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge and in January, he played in the 2007 CHL Top Prospects Game.[8][9] Hamill was named the WHL's player of the week for the week of January 22-28th, scoring 13 points in 4 games.[10] Hamill was also named the player of the month for January after collecting 24 points in 12 games.[11] With 93 points at the end of the season, Hamill won the Bob Clarke Trophy as the WHL's leading scorer and was named to the WHL West First All-Star Team.[12][13] With his 61 assists and 93 points, Hamill claimed both the Silvertips' single season assists and points records.[14] Hamill also finished the season with seven Silvertips franchise career records.

At the completion of the 2007–08 WHL season, Hamill joined the Providence Bruins.[15]

Boston Bruins

On August 8, 2007, shortly over a month after being drafted, Hamill signed his first professional contract with the Bruins.[16] After attending Bruins training camp in 2007 and playing in one pre-season game, Hamill was returned to the Silvertips for the 2007–08 WHL season.[17]

Awards and achievements

Records

  • Everett Silvertips' franchise record for points in a season (93)
  • Everett Silvertips' franchise record for assists in a season (61)
  • Everett Silvertips' had held franchise record for career games played (250); Shane Harper is the current record holder
  • Everett Silvertips' franchise record for career points (262)
  • Everett Silvertips' had held franchise record for career goals (87); Shane Harper is the current record holder
  • Everett Silvertips' franchise record for career assists (175)
  • Everett Silvertips' franchise record for career playoff games played (62)
  • Everett Silvertips' franchise record for career playoff points (37)
  • Everett Silvertips' franchise record for career playoff assists (27)

Transactions

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Everett Silvertips WHL 4 0 2 2 0 20 3 2 5 2
2004–05 Everett Silvertips WHL 57 8 25 33 29 11 2 3 5 8
2005–06 Everett Silvertips WHL 53 21 38 59 28 15 3 11 14 4
2006–07 Everett Silvertips WHL 69 32 61 93 90 12 2 8 10 16
2007–08 Everett Silvertips WHL 67 26 49 75 88 4 0 3 3 2
2007–08 Providence Bruins AHL 7 0 5 5 6 9 1 3 4 0
2008–09 Providence Bruins AHL 65 13 13 26 40 16 1 5 6 4
AHL totals 72 13 18 31 46 25 2 8 10 4

International play

Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Men's ice hockey
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Silver 2005 Lethbridge Ice hockey
U-18 Junior World Cup
Gold 2005 Piešťany Ice hockey

Despite his young career, Hamill has represented Canada at various tournaments.

Overall, Hamill has played for Canada in the following tournaments:

International statistics

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Canada Pacific U17 6 2 3 5 10
2005 Canada JWC 5 5 3 8 4
2007 Canada SS 6 1 5 6 4
Totals 17 8 11 19 16

References

  1. ^ a b c "Zach Hamill - 9". Everett Silvertips. http://www.everettsilvertips.com/roster/player.cfm?PlayerID=61. Retrieved 2007-05-09.  
  2. ^ Tsumura, Howard (2 May 2003). "Reese is the right piece". The Province.  
  3. ^ "Team Pacific roster". Hockey Canada. http://www.hockeycanada.ca/9/6/7/1/index1.shtml. Retrieved 2007-05-09.  
  4. ^ Sheppard, James (5 August 2005). "Playing for Maple Leaf 'spectacular' honour". The Vancouver Sun.  
  5. ^ Harder, Greg (27 October 2005). "Teammates for a game". Leader Post.  
  6. ^ Hockey Canada (22 June 2006). "Forty-Four of Canada’s Top Junior Aged Players Invited to Attend National Junior Team Development Camp from July 22-28 in Calgary, AB". Press release. http://www.hockeycanada.ca/2/1/9/8/6/index1.shtml. Retrieved 2007-05-09.  
  7. ^ "Development Camp roster". Hockey Canada. http://www.hockeycanada.ca/2/1/9/8/1/index1.shtml. Retrieved 2007-05-09.  
  8. ^ Canadian Hockey League (26 October 2006). "CHL announces Team WHL Roster for the ADT Canada Russia Challenge". Press release. http://www.chl.ca/CHLNews0607/1026a.html. Retrieved 2007-03-26.  
  9. ^ Canadian Hockey League (4 January 2007). "CHL announces participating players for the 2007 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game". Press release. http://www.chl.ca/CHLNews0607/0104.html. Retrieved 2007-03-26.  
  10. ^ "Olympic-style boxing scheduled". Leader Post. 30 January 2007. http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/sports/story.html?id=349389a1-7bd0-4ccf-9a75-83dd99dff16e. Retrieved 2007-05-09.  
  11. ^ Wolfe, Cory (8 February 2007). "Blades-Raiders alumni do battle". Star-Phoenix.  
  12. ^ Western Hockey League (19 March 2007). "Everett Silvertips’ Zach Hamill Captures Bob Clarke Trophy as WHL's Top Scorer". Press release. http://whl.ca/news/index.php?id=6532&showToc=1&. Retrieved 2007-03-26.  
  13. ^ Western Hockey League (22 March 2007). "WHL Announces 2006-07 Conference All Star Teams". Press release. http://whl.ca/news/?id=6582&showToc=1&game_id=. Retrieved 2007-03-26.  
  14. ^ Everett Silvertips (22 March 2007). "This Week in Silvertips Hockey: 2006-2007 Regular Season Recap". Press release. http://www.everettsilvertips.com/news/story.cfm?ID=806. Retrieved 2007-03-26.  
  15. ^ Patterson, Nick (31 March 2008). "Hamill headed to Providence". HeraldNet. http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20080331/BLOG12/359428719/1004/SPORTS. Retrieved 2008-03-31.  
  16. ^ "Bruins sign top pick Hamill". TSN. 8 August 2007. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/teams/news_story/?ID=215717&hubname=nhl-bruins. Retrieved 2007-09-22.  
  17. ^ "Bruins send Hamill back to Everett". TSN. 21 September 2007. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=218880&hubname=nhl. Retrieved 2007-09-22.  

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Awards
Preceded by
Troy Brouwer
Winner of the WHL Bob Clarke Trophy
2007
Succeeded by
Mark Santorelli

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