Hamilton signed a seven-year, $63 million contract with the Devils on Wednesday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Hamilton has been one of the best offensively minded defenseman in the league for quite some time, but he's taken his production to the next level over the past two seasons, racking up 24 goals, 82 points, 350 shots on net and a plus-50 rating while averaging 22:58 of ice time through 102 contests with Carolina. The 28-year-old righty will skate on New Jersey's top pairing and first power-play unit in 2021-22, and although he may not produce at the same rate he's displayed with the Hurricanes over the past two campaigns, he'll still be near the top of the league in points scored among defensemen, making him a highly desirable fantasy asset.
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.
Hamilton provided five shots and two hits in 26:55 of ice time in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Lightning in Game 5.
Unfortunately for Hamilton and the Hurricanes, Andrei Vasilevskiy was absolutely stellar in this game, providing a shutout to propel the Bolts to another trip to the conference finals in back-to-back seasons. The 27-year-old Hamilton provided five points, 55 shots, 18 hits and 15 blocks in all 10 of the Canes' postseason games. He is a pending UFA this offseason.
Hamilton scored a goal on seven shots and was plus-2 in Saturday's 6-4 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 4. He also had one block and one hit.
Hamilton gave the Hurricanes a 3-2 lead midway through the second period when his snap shot from the point found its way through traffic. It was the second playoff goal and first of the series for Hamilton, who logged just over 22 minutes of ice time Saturday. The 27-year-old rearguard has five points and a plus-7 rating through 10 playoff contests.
Hamilton recorded a power-play assist, three shots on goal, two blocked shots and two PIM in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Lightning in Game 3.
Hamilton took a late tripping penalty in the third period, but the Hurricanes were able to kill it off. He then added the secondary assist on a Sebastian Aho power-play goal in overtime. Hamilton is up to one goal, four helpers, 43 shots on net, 15 hits, 14 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating in nine playoff games.
Hamilton scored a goal, dished a power-play assist and went plus-3 in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Predators in Game 6.
Hamilton set up Sebastian Aho's second-period tally before scoring one of his own on a faceoff play in the third. The 27-year-old Hamilton was moderately productive with four points, 32 shots on net, 13 hits, 10 blocked shots and a plus-4 rating through six playoff contests. The Ontario native will look to keep playing well in the second round after the Hurricanes won the series 4-2 over the Predators.
Hamilton notched a power-play assist and eight shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Predators in Game 5.
Hamilton gained possession of the puck when the Predators failed to clear it. He passed to Martin Necas, who buried the Hurricanes' first tally at 14:21 of the first period. The 27-year-old Hamilton added two hits, a pair of blocked shots and two PIM in Tuesday's game. The defenseman has two helpers, 31 shots on net, 12 hits, nine blocks and a plus-1 rating through five playoff contests.
Hamilton recorded a power-play assist, six shots on goal, four hits and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Predators in Game 2.
Hamilton had the secondary helper on Sebastian Aho's opening tally at 8:03 of the first period. In the regular season, Hamilton had 42 points, including a career-high 18 with the man advantage, in 55 contests -- it was the sixth time in seven years he topped 40 points. The Ontario native will likely remain in a top-four role with time on the first power-play unit in the postseason.
Hamilton (rest) is in Carolina's projected lineup for Monday's Game 1 against the Predators.
Hamilton was rested for the regular-season finale, but he was never believed to be in any danger of missing postseason action. The standout blueliner totaled 42 points in 55 games this season and will be motivated to boost his value further with a strong playoff run before hitting free agency.
Hamilton (undisclosed) won't play in Monday's season finale against Nashville, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site.
Hamilton will be joined in the press box by Brett Pesce, Jordan Staal, Andrei Svechnikov and Jaccob Slavin. Slavin (lower body) is believed to be the only member of the group dealing with an actual injury, but Hamilton's status will still be worth monitoring ahead of the team's first-round series against the Predators. Hamilton will finish the regular season with 10 goals and 32 assists in 55 appearances, cracking double-digit goals for a seventh consecutive campaign.
Hamilton scored an even-strength goal and a power-play assist in Monday's 5-2 win over Chicago.
He opened the scoring 6:33 into the first period before helping to set up Sebastian Aho for the eventual game-winner midway through the second. The goal was Hamilton's 10th, marking the seventh straight season in which he's reached double digits, and overall he has 42 points through 52 games.
Hamilton scored with 53 seconds left in overtime Saturday to give the Hurricanes a 2-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
The 27-year-old blueliner continues to provide timely tallies, and 21 of his 93 goals over the last seven seasons have been game-winners. Hamilton has nine goals and 40 points through 51 games, the sixth time in those seven campaigns he's reached the 40-point plateau.
Hamilton scored twice in a 4-3 overtime loss to Florida on Saturday.
He opened the scoring when his one-timer from the point deflected off an opponent's stick and past netminder Chris Driedger. Hamilton's slapper on a second-period power play put the Canes up 2-1 at the time. He should have been in the mix for the Norris last year and missed out. This year, Hamilton should be part of the discussion again.
Hamilton recorded an assist and three shots on goal in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Predators.
Hamilton set up Andrei Svechnikov's goal 14 seconds into the second period. The 27-year-old Hamilton has generated three goals and four assists through eight games in April. He remains a strong scorer from the blue line with 34 points, 139 shots and a plus-14 rating in 42 contests.
Hamilton picked up a goal and an assist in a 5-4 shootout loss to Detroit on Saturday. He also provided three shots and two blocks.
Hamilton assisted on Martin Necas' goal just 1:38 into the game, then potted one of his own midway through the middle frame, joining a rush late and wristing a shot past Thomas Greiss from the left circle. Hamilton, who hasn't gone back-to-back contests without a point since late February, has six goals and 27 assists in 40 games this season.
Hamilton scored a goal and led all players with nine shots Saturday in a 3-2 loss to Dallas. He also had two hits and two blocks.
Hamilton got the Hurricanes on the board midway through the first period, sneaking in from the point and deking Dallas goaltender Jake Oettinger for his fourth goal of the season. Hamilton has been stunningly consistent since the end of February, reaching the scoresheet in 16 of his last 17 games. He's also piled up 63 shots on goal during that stretch. Hamilton's goal made him just the fifth NHL defenseman this season to have reached the 30-point plateau.
Hamilton posted an assist, four shots on goal, four PIM and a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Blackhawks.
Hamilton dominated March with a 14-game point streak that saw him accumulate two goals and 14 helpers. It ended in a 2-1 loss to the Blackhawks on Tuesday, but he didn't take long to get back on the scoresheet in the rematch, assisting on Vincent Trocheck's first-period tally. Hamilton has had no shortage of offense with 28 points, 111 shots on net and a plus-11 rating through 35 contests this season.
Hamilton scored a power-play assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Lightning, extending his current point streak to 14 games (two goals, 14 assists).
Hamilton has been absolutely on fire since Feb. 27 when his hot streak began. He now has 27 points in 33 games, which puts him on pace for roughly a 46-point season. To put it in perspective, that's equivalent to a career-high 67 points over a normal 82-game schedule. Keep starting Hamilton with confidence.
Hamilton scored a short-handed goal on his only shot in Sunday's 2-1 victory over the Red Wings.
Hamilton jumped on a Detroit turnover in the Carolina zone, led a 2-on-1 rush up ice, and snapped a shot past Jonathan Bernier from the right circle to break a scoreless tie. The goal, his second in as many contests, pushed Hamilton's point streak to eight games (two goals, eight assists). The 27-year-old hasn't gone more than two games without a point all year and ranks ninth in scoring among NHL defensemen.
Hamilton dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Red Wings.
Hamilton now has a four-game point streak going, totaling five assists in that stretch. He's still stuck on one goal, but Hamilton's 1.4 shooting percentage will likely rebound closer to his career 6.2 percent mark at some point, and the former 50-point scorer has nonetheless racked up 16 points in 23 games.
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