Geek of the Week: Don’t Expect A Huge Change From Dougie Hamilton

Scott Maran

2018-06-24


It’s no secret that Dougie Hamilton is a top defenseman in the NHL and the fantasy hockey world. He’s been providing top fantasy value for several years now and, though he’s not usually thought of as an elite fantasy asset, ranks among the top skaters in value. But with Hamilton on the move from the Calgary Flames, what kind of change in value can we expect from the 25-year-old defender? I’m here to argue not much, as I think Hamilton will provided very similar value on the Carolina Hurricanes as he has on the Flames.

Drafted ninth overall by the Boston Bruins, Hamilton has been producing offense ever since he’s entered the NHL. As a 19-year-old rookie he scored at a 32-point pace and hit his first 40+ point season in only his third NHL season. Hamilton’s been a consistent premier offensive defenseman for the past few years now and has four consecutive 40+ point seasons under his belt. I actually wrote about his excellent value almost two years ago and that still stands true today. Despite his less-than-ideal start to the season (16 points in his first 40 games), Hamilton still provided tons of fantasy value. According to our Fantasy Hockey Geek tool, Hamilton was ranked as the 41st most valuable skater (using an average 12-team Yahoo league measuring goals, assists, shots on goal, power-play points, and hits as a template).
 

 

Rank

FHG Value

GP

G

A

SOG

PPP

HITS

Rickard Rakell

40

43

76

34

35

225

18

113

Dougie Hamilton

41

41

82

17

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