For Bruins fans, 2011 was a good year. The B’s won the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1972, and they struck gold in the NHL entry draft, selecting defenseman Dougie Hamilton with the 9th overall pick.

Hamilton spent 2012 playing in the OHL, joining the Bruins’ blue line this year at age 19. He’s already made his presence felt with a breakout performance against the Maple Leafs in March, and with a lot more hockey potentially ahead of him, he can only get better from here.

Check out the video above to hear more on the rookie defenseman.