Dougie Hamilton signed a contract worth a reported $34.5 million over six years with the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.
Shortly after Calgary announced the deal, Hamilton spoke to the media for the first time as a Flame during a media conference call. [tweet https://twitter.com/ESPNJoeyMac/status/615983822501466116 align=”center”]
Hamilton was traded to the Flames last Friday in a deal with the Boston Bruins, who received a first-round pick and two-second round selections in the 2015 draft in exchange for the 22-year-old defenseman.
Bruins general manager Don Sweeney revealed Friday night that the B’s made a “significant” contract offer to Hamilton before the trade.
Hamilton was asked Tuesday about his time with the Bruins, but he refused to comment. [tweet https://twitter.com/ESPNJoeyMac/status/615978521408761856 align=”center”] [tweet https://twitter.com/ESPNJoeyMac/status/615977702588329984 align=”center”]
The Bruins have remained busy in the trade market since dealing Hamilton. They traded Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings on Friday, acquired Zac Rinaldo from the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday and sent Martin Jones to the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.
Free agency opens Wednesday.
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