Zach Hamill has had a taste of the big time and he can’t wait to get back.

The Providence Bruins center just finished a three-game stint in Boston, posting one assist and a plus-1 rating in those games. He was also a healthy scratch for Sunday’s game in Detroit.

Hamill said that playing in the NHL is a "cool, special" experience, but also tough at times. He added that it took him only one game to start feeling comfortable, but could sense the added intensity that came with games against Montreal, San Jose and Detroit.

His future with the Bruins organization is unclear, however, with the recent trade for center Chris Kelly from Ottawa. Hamill's contract is also up at the end of the season.

As far as his role with the P-Bruins is concerned, Hamill said that he is going to simply play his game in any way that helps Providence win. He hopes this will earn him another run in Boston.

Hamill recently sat down with Adam Kaufman to discuss his experiences playing for the big club, as well as how his expiring contract affects his game play.


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