Colorado Avalanche: 5 Prospects for the Fourth Line

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Freddie Hamilton, Center

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

Shoots: Left

Height: 6’1″

Weight: 195 pounds

Last Team: Colorado Avalanche

2014-15 Stats:

GP G A P PIM +/-
17 1 0 1 0 -1

2014-15 Stats in AHL:

GP G A P PIM +/-
57 11 23 34 12 -14

If Rendulic is a long shot, then Freddie Hamilton is a major outlier. Indeed, at the time of writing, he’s an unsigned restricted free agent.

The main rationale for including Hamilton on this list is that he’s young and working hard. He displayed a lot of offensive upside at the AHL-level. If he can display that in training camp and the preseason, he might well make the team for opening night.

It’s debatable if he’s an upgrade on last season’s fourth line center, Marc-Andre Cliche. However, the kid’s got some offensive upside — it’s all about impressing in training camp.

What do you think, Avs Nation? Which three forwards are likely to comprise the fourth line on opening night?

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