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Hugh Hamilton

Age: 19

Height: 6-1-1/2.

Weight: 182. Number: 3.

Hometown: Leask, Saskatchewan.

Position: Defenseman.

‘95-96 stats: 11 goals, 49 assists.

Local school: Spokane Falls CC.

Draft status: Hartford (5th round, ‘95).

Quick check: Strong candidate for Bill Hunter Trophy as WHL’s top defenseman. Compiled league’s best plus/minus figure (plus 59) last year. An offensive defenseman, Hamilton initiates the break-out and jumps into the rush.

Coach’s comment: “He’s a world-class skater and an intelligent player. Keeping weight on is always a challenge.”

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