In a piece for Insider, ESPN.com's Grant Sonier looks at the top 20 prospects currently outside of the NHL and not surprisingly, Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton checks in near the top of the list. Sonier puts Hamitlon at No. 5. Here's part of what Sonier writes about Hamilton:
5. D Dougie Hamilton
Boston Bruins (Niagara, OHL), 19 years old
Drafted: No. 9, 2011
A model of consistent play and a big presence on the ice, he could be playing for the B's when hockey resumes at the NHL level. "He is good enough to crack the Bruins lineup right now," said one Eastern Conference scout who watched him play for Canada in the Russia-Canada exhibition in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this past August ...
Click here to read (Insider access required) the rest of Sonier's write-up on Hamilton and to see the other players in his top 25.