Hamilton was not protected by the Hurricanes in advance of Wednesday's Expansion Draft.

Hamilton is another on a list of great players left exposed to Seattle due to his status as a pending unrestricted free agent. The 28-year-old put up 42 points in 55 games last year and is a combined plus-50 (!) over his last two seasons, so he'll be a boon to whichever team signs him this summer.

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