Team: Everett Silvertips
Scouting Report: The long tenured Silvertip center has technically played four years of CHL hockey and as a result is eligible to play in the AHL as soon as this coming season .. a calm presence on the ice who never looks rattled .. has come a long way from being a small, skinny centerman flashing tremendous raw skill to now being a complete forward with high end talent .. still adding mass to his frame, but is no longer considered a small player .. great skater with quiet individual ingredients as nothing about his skating style stands out .. owns a magnificent pair hands and ability to thread passes as he sees them .. floats around processing the play in the offensive zone and then gets himself into great positions to shoot or pass .. equally as good shooting the puck and elects to smartly put his shots on net regardless of what quality the shots are .. is an underrated goal scorer as he has great patience with the puck on his stick .. often waits for the goalie to give him daylight and once he sees an opening he fires .. high assist total comes in part from playing with goal scorer Beach .. works hard and is usually the first backchecker .. shows guts by going into the corners and does not hesitate to work his man over and rough him up .. not a hitter at all but is not soft .. overall hockey instincts are impressive as he always appears to know what to do in every situation .. a great defensive center for all of his offensive skill .. could stand to become a little more physical .. has added 10 pounds since last year but still needs to strengthen his lower body some more .. can get knocked off the puck easily at times .. A quiet and unassuming centerman who has the skill and smarts to make the NHL as a second line center.
2006-2007 Regular Season Stats
Draft Day Status/Projection: Hamill looks to be all over the place as far as rankings go, but we think he is a solid centerman in a draft full of risks and unknowns. DraftBuzz likens him to a less potent Sam Gagner. We rank him 8th, but can realistically see him getting drafted from the 12th pick to the 30th pick by a team who will like the option of playing him in the minors 2007-2008.