4:02 PM EDT, Sat September 20, 2014

Dougie Hamilton begins pivotal Year 3

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- There's no denying the talents of Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton. He's big. He's strong. He has a keen hockey sense and uses it to his advantage. He also has an offensive element to his game. The 21-year-old blueliner has showcased those skills during the first two seasons of his NHL career, but in Year 3, it's this simple: Hamilton needs to have a big season for the Bruins. His performance in 2014-15 should function as a barometer of how the rest of his career plays out.

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