Bruins Prospect Dougie Hamilton Suspended 10 Games by OHL for Hit to Head


January 19, 2012

Bruins Prospect Dougie Hamilton Suspended 10 Games by OHL for Hit to HeadThe Bruins will get Brad Marchand back from a five-game suspension on Thursday night, but one of their prospects is headed for a ban of his own.

Bruins first-round pick Dougie Hamilton, playing in the OHL for the Niagara IceDogs, has been suspended 10 games by the league for a hit to the head of Michael MacDonald of the Sudbury Wolves. The hit occurred during a Jan. 13 game between the two teams.

Hamilton was given a four-minute minor for the hit on MacDonald, a hit that left the Sudbury captain with a concussion.

The league announced its decision via video on Thursday afternoon, arguing that the hit was a hit to the head, it was on a vulnerable opponent and it left the opponent with an injury.

The Bruins made Hamilton the ninth-overall pick in the 2011 NHL entry draft, and he signed an entry-level contract with the B's on Dec. 8.

The 18-year-old has racked up 13-37-50 totals to go along with a plus-19 rating in just 34 games this season with the IceDogs.

You can see video of the hit and supplementary discipline by clicking here

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