Avalanche Roster: 5 Forwards Who Could Make the Team

3 of 6

Freddie Hamilton

Mar 25, 2015; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Colorado Avalanche forward Freddie Hamilton (13) skates against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Position: Center, left wing

Height: 6′ 0″

Weight: 192 pounds

Shoots: Right

Freddie Hamilton is another player who spend some time with the Colorado Avalanche once injuries started taking the players out like flies. He was a pick up at the trading deadline and reported immediately to the Monsters. Five games in he got the call to join the Avalanche.

Hamilton has been a player who bounces back and forth between the NHL and AHL. During the 2014-15 season he played 57 games in the AHL, most of them with the San Jose Sharks’ Worcester Sharks. In those games he scored 11 goals and earned 34 points total. He scored his first-ever NHL goal in one of his 17 games with the Avalanche.

Hamilton is mostly a defensive-minded forward — coach Roy like defense from his forwards. He’s a physical player who’s not afraid to dive right into the corners. He doesn’t shy away from hard work. In short, he’s a younger, slightly more talented version of Marc-Andre Cliche, with a little more finish on his shot.