Ryan Hamilton

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Ryan Hamilton
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Hamilton in 2013
Born (1985-04-15) April 15, 1985 (age 33)
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 219 lb (99 kg; 15 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 20062018

Ryan Hamilton (born April 15, 1985) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Oilers. He spent his last three professional seasons Captaining the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Canadians citizens of Canada

Canadians are people identified with the country of Canada. This connection may be residential, legal, historical or cultural. For most Canadians, several of these connections exist and are collectively the source of their being Canadian.

Ice hockey team sport played on ice using sticks, skates, and a puck

Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.

In ice hockey, a forward is a player position on the ice whose primary responsibility is to score and assist goals. Generally, the forwards try to stay in three different lanes, also known as thirds, of the ice going from goal to goal. It is not mandatory, however, to stay in a lane. Staying in a lane aids in forming the common offensive strategy known as a triangle. One forward obtains the puck and then the forwards pass it between themselves making the goalie move side to side. This strategy opens up the net for scoring opportunities. This strategy allows for a constant flow of the play, attempting to maintain the control of play by one team in the offensive zone. The forwards can pass to the defence players playing at the blue line, thus freeing up the play and allowing either a shot from the point or a pass back to the offence. This then begins the triangle again.

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Playing career

On July 5, 2006, Hamilton was signed as an Undrafted Free Agent by the Minnesota Wild. [1] On January 21, 2009, he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Robbie Earl. [2] In 2011, Hamilton was named the captain of the Toronto Marlies. [3]

Minnesota Wild ice hockey team of the National Hockey League

The Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Wild are the only Minneapolis–Saint Paul area major professional sports league franchise to play in Saint Paul until Minnesota United FC move to their new home, Allianz Field, in 2019. The other three teams play in Minneapolis.

Toronto Maple Leafs Canadian professional ice hockey team

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The club is owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Ltd. and are represented by Chairman Larry Tanenbaum. With an estimated value of US $1.45 billion in 2018 according to Forbes, the Maple Leafs are the second most valuable franchise in the NHL, after the New York Rangers. The Maple Leafs' broadcasting rights are split between BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications. For their first 14 seasons, the club played their home games at the Mutual Street Arena, before moving to Maple Leaf Gardens in 1931. The Maple Leafs moved to their present home, Scotiabank Arena in February 1999.

Robbie Earl American ice hockey player

Robert Wayne Earl is an American professional ice hockey forward, currently playing for EHC Biel in the National League A (NLA). Earl was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Los Angeles, California.

During the 2011–12 season, he made his NHL debut with the Maple Leafs on March 23, 2012 in a 4-3 win against the New Jersey Devils, registering an assist. [4]

New Jersey Devils hockey team of the National Hockey League

The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The club was founded as the Kansas City Scouts in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1974. The Scouts moved to Denver, Colorado in 1976 and became the Colorado Rockies. In 1982, they moved to East Rutherford, New Jersey and took their current name. For their first 25 seasons in New Jersey, the Devils were based at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford and played their home games at Brendan Byrne Arena. Before the 2007–08 season, the Devils relocated to Newark and now play their home games at Prudential Center.

After Hamilton was named MVP of the 2013 AHL All-Star Game, he was recalled to the NHL a few days later. [5] On July 5, 2013, the Edmonton Oilers signed him to a two-year deal where he was reunited with former Toronto Marlies head coach Dallas Eakins. [6] He scored his first NHL goal on February 10, 2015, in a 3–2 loss to the New York Islanders. [7]

Edmonton Oilers hockey team of the National Hockey League

The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Toronto Marlies ice hockey team

The Toronto Marlies are a Canadian professional ice hockey team playing in the American Hockey League (AHL). The top affiliate of the National Hockey League (NHL)'s Toronto Maple Leafs, the Marlies play at Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Dallas Eakins former ice hockey player and current head coach of the San Diego Gulls

Dallas Franklin Eakins is a retired American-Canadian ice hockey defenceman.

After three seasons within the Oilers organization, Hamilton opted to remain with affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, signing a two-year AHL contract on April 27, 2016. [8]

Bakersfield Condors ice hockey team

The Bakersfield Condors are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) based in Bakersfield, California. The team is owned by and affiliated with the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers. The Condors play their home games at Rabobank Arena. The AHL franchise is a relocation of the Oklahoma City Barons, which joined four other AHL franchises as the basis to form a new Pacific Division in California.

Upon completing his third season with the Condors in 2017–18, Hamilton ended his 12-year professional career in accepting a pro scouting position with the San Jose Sharks on July 31, 2018. [9]

San Jose Sharks hockey team of the National Hockey League

The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The franchise is owned by San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises. Beginning play in the 1991–92 season, the Sharks initially played their home games at the Cow Palace, before they moved to their present home, the SAP Center at San Jose in 1993. The SAP Center is known locally as the Shark Tank.

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
2001–02 Burnaby Bulldogs BCHL 10000
2001–02 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 10011630000
2002–03 Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL50002
2002–03 Barrie Colts OHL 243251061010
2003–04 Barrie ColtsOHL461710272170118
2004–05 Barrie ColtsOHL37131124662022
2005–06 Barrie ColtsOHL634626725814891711
2005–06 Houston Aeros AHL 10000
2006–07 Houston AerosAHL62791636
2007–08 Houston AerosAHL722019393821010
2008–09 Houston AerosAHL29841224
2008–09 Toronto Marlies AHL3676133361234
2009–10 Toronto MarliesAHL471692537
2010–11 Toronto MarliesAHL4516122821
2011–12 Toronto MarliesAHL7425265136172356
2011–12 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 20112
2012–13 Toronto MarliesAHL563018483141120
2012–13 Toronto Maple LeafsNHL10022020110
2013–14 Oklahoma City Barons AHL30791626
2013–14 Edmonton Oilers NHL20000
2014–15 Oklahoma City BaronsAHL4318193715105052
2014–15 Edmonton OilersNHL161126
2015–16 Bakersfield Condors AHL6020133341
2016–17 Bakersfield CondorsAHL4917193623
2017–18 Bakersfield CondorsAHL416152120
NHL totals30145820110

Awards and honours

AwardYearRef
AHL
AHL All-Star MVP 2013 [5]

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