The San Jose Sharks hired Ryan Hamilton as their professional scout on Tuesday. Hamilton has spent the last three seasons as the captain of the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League.
Last season with the Condors, Hamilton had six goals and 15 assists for 21 points in 41 AHL games. He had 20 penalty minutes and was a -11. In 150 regular season games with the Condors, Hamilton had 43 goals and 47 assists for 90 points, 84 penalty minutes, and was a -9.
Hamilton played 30 National Hockey League regular season games with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers. He had one goal and four assists for five points, eight penalty minutes and was a -10. His only NHL goal came on Feb. 10, 2015 in a 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders. It came on the power play from Nail Yakupov and Iiro Pakarinen.
Hamilton also played in two postseason games for the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He recorded an assist on a goal by Phil Kessel in a 4-2 Maple Leafs win over the Boston Bruins in game two of the best out of seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. The Bruins would win the series four games to three.
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