Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

March 08, 2011 16:20 ET

Ottawa Senators Sign Western Hockey League Forward Wacey Hamilton

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - The Ottawa Senators announced today the club has signed free-agent forward Wacey Hamilton to a three-year entry-level contract.

Hamilton, 20, is currently his fourth season with the Western Hockey League's Medicine Hat Tigers. In 65 games this season, he has scored 20 goals and recorded career highs in assists (52), points (72) and penalty minutes (113). Hamilton has served as the Tigers' team captain in each of the last two seasons.

The 6-0, 177-pound centre has scored 61 goals, added 131 assists and recorded 372 penalty minutes in 232 career games with Medicine Hat. In 28 career playoff games, he has totalled five goals and eight assists.

The native of Cochrane, Alta., played one season for the AJHL's Camrose Kodiaks in 2006-07 before being acquired by Medicine Hat in trade with the Vancouver Giants prior to the 2007-08 season.

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