Dougie Hamilton: “We have had a great season. We lost to a team that went over the limit of $ 18 million or whatever. They have an incredible goalie. I feel like we faced them pretty close.
– Andrew Schnittker (@ aschnitt53) June 10, 2021
“We’ve had a great season,” Hamilton told reporters. “We lost to a team that went over the limit of $ 18 million or whatever. They have an incredible goalie. I feel like we faced them pretty close.
Hamilton’s remark referred to the club’s ability to comply with the cap by placing a star Nikita Kucherov and his annual salary of $ 9.5 million on the long-term injury reserve before he returned to the club in time for the playoffs where the cap is no longer applicable.
The 27-year-old Torontonian quickly made it clear he had no intention of his comments being interpreted as negative against the reigning Stanley Cup champions.
Hamilton backtracked on the comment that Tampa broke the $ 18 million cap, saying he had no problem with it. He said: “If you think about how many players you could add to your squad with this money, you realize how deeper you would be. “
– Puce Alexandre (@ice_chip) June 10, 2021
“If you think about how many players you could add to your squad with that money, you realize how deeper you would be,” said Hamilton.
Money will be at the center of Hamilton’s offseason as he just completed the final year of his six-year, $ 4.5 million contract and is set to become an unrestricted free agent.
Hamilton says there is nothing new to report on the contract talks.
Dougie Hamilton says he has no idea at this time of his contractual status. He wanted to focus on hockey. Said his agent has dropped off conversations for after the season.
“Everyone knows I really like it here, I have very good friends, I have met very good people here. “
– Abby Labar (@abbylabar_) June 10, 2021
“Everyone knows I really like it here,” Hamilton said. “I have very good friends, I have met very good people here. “
In 55 games last season, his ninth in the NHL, Hamilton registered 10 goals and 32 assists in 22:43 of ice time per night. He has two goals and three assists in 11 playoff games in 25:21 of ice time per game.