|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
180 lb (82 kg)
|NHL Team||Boston Bruins|
|Born||September 23, 1988,|
Port Coquitlam, BC, CAN
|NHL Draft||8th overall, 2007|
|Pro Career||2008 – present|
Hamill was born on September 23, 1988 in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia to Scott and Lonnie Hamill. He has two siblings, Carson and Paisley. His brother, Carson, played junior hockey for the Langley Hornets of the BCHL and currently plays at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. He attended Riverside Secondary School in Port Coquitlam.
Hamill was drafted in the 1st round, 3rd overall by the Everett Silvertips in the 2003 WHL Bantam Draft. Shortly thereafter on October 8, 2003, he made his WHL debut against the Seattle Thunderbirds. Although playing in only 4 regular season games in the early part of the 2003–04 season, Hamill finished with 2 assists before being re-assigned to the Port Coquitlam Buckaroos of the PIJHL. He returned to the Silvertips for their 2004 WHL playoff run, playing in 20 games. The 2004–05 WHL season was Hamill's first full WHL season, playing in 57 games. He finished his rookie season with a respectable 33 points. This season also saw Hamill represent Canada Pacific at the 2005 World U-17 Hockey Challenge in Lethbridge, Alberta. During the off-season, Hamill represented Canada at the 2005 U-18 Junior World Cup in Břeclav, Czech Republic and Piešťany, Slovakia. In his sophomore season, Hamill continued to better his play. In December, Hamill represented Team WHL in the 2005 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge. Hamill finished the year with 59 points in 53 games, an average of over a point per game. Hamill's play was rewarded when on June 22, 2006 he was invited to Canada's National Junior Team Development Camp.
Hamill's 2006–07 season season was arguably his best. In November, Hamill once again represented Team WHL in the 2006 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge and in January, he played in the 2007 CHL Top Prospects Game. Hamill was named the WHL's player of the week for the week of January 22-28th, scoring 13 points in 4 games. Hamill was also named the player of the month for January after collecting 24 points in 12 games. With 93 points at the end of the season, Hamill won the Bob Clarke Trophy as the WHL's leading scorer and was named to the WHL West First All-Star Team. With his 61 assists and 93 points, Hamill claimed both the Silvertips' single season assists and points records. Hamill also finished the season with seven Silvertips franchise career records.
On August 8, 2007, shortly over a month after being drafted, Hamill signed his first professional contract with the Bruins. After attending Bruins training camp in 2007 and playing in one pre-season game, Hamill was returned to the Silvertips for the 2007–08 WHL season. He was credited with his first NHL point on April 11, 2010, with an assist against the Washington Capitals.
During the 2010-11 season, he played in 3 games. The Bruins would go on to win the Stanley Cup in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. Although Hamill did not qualify to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup, he received a Stanley Cup ring.
Awards and achievements
- Everett Silvertips' franchise record for points in a season (93)
- Everett Silvertips' franchise record for assists in a season (61)
- Everett Silvertips' had held franchise record for career games played (250); Shane Harper is the current record holder
- Everett Silvertips' franchise record for career points (262)
- Everett Silvertips' had held franchise record for career goals (87); Shane Harper is the current record holder
- Everett Silvertips' franchise record for career assists (175)
- Everett Silvertips' franchise record for career playoff games played (62)
- Everett Silvertips' franchise record for career playoff points (37)
- Everett Silvertips' franchise record for career playoff assists (27)
- June 22, 2007 – Drafted in the 1st round, 8th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft
|Competitor for Canada|
|Men's ice hockey|
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
|Silver||2005 Lethbridge||Ice hockey|
|U-18 Junior World Cup|
|Gold||2005 Piešťany||Ice hockey|
Despite his young career, Hamill has represented Canada at various tournaments.
Overall, Hamill has played for Canada in the following tournaments:
- Zach Hamill - 9. Everett Silvertips. Archived from the original on 2007-05-07. Retrieved on 2007-05-09.
- Tsumura, Howard. "Reese is the right piece", The Province, 2 May 2003. Retrieved on 2007-05-09.
- Team Pacific roster. Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2007-05-09.
- Sheppard, James. "Playing for Maple Leaf 'spectacular' honour", The Vancouver Sun, 5 August 2005. Retrieved on 2007-05-09.
- Harder, Greg. "Teammates for a game", Leader Post, 27 October 2005. Retrieved on 2007-05-09.
- Hockey Canada (22 June 2006). Forty-Four of Canada’s Top Junior Aged Players Invited to Attend National Junior Team Development Camp from July 22-28 in Calgary, AB. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-05-09.
- Development Camp roster. Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2007-05-09.
- Canadian Hockey League (26 October 2006). CHL announces Team WHL Roster for the ADT Canada Russia Challenge. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-03-26.
- Canadian Hockey League (4 January 2007). CHL announces participating players for the 2007 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-03-26.
- "Olympic-style boxing scheduled", Leader Post, 30 January 2007. Retrieved on 2007-05-09.
- Wolfe, Cory. "Blades-Raiders alumni do battle", Star-Phoenix, 8 February 2007. Retrieved on 2007-05-09.
- Western Hockey League (19 March 2007). Everett Silvertips’ Zach Hamill Captures Bob Clarke Trophy as WHL's Top Scorer. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-03-26.
- Western Hockey League (22 March 2007). WHL Announces 2006-07 Conference All Star Teams. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-03-26.
- Everett Silvertips (22 March 2007). This Week in Silvertips Hockey: 2006-2007 Regular Season Recap. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-03-26.
- Patterson, Nick. "Hamill headed to Providence", HeraldNet, 31 March 2008. Retrieved on 2008-03-31.
- Official Everett Silvertips profile
- Zach Hamill's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Zach Hamill's NHL player profile
|Awards and achievements|
|Winner of the WHL Bob Clarke Trophy
|Boston Bruins first round draft pick
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