Ryan Hamilton(12) Toronto Maple Leafs

Undrafted, 7th year center Ryan Hamilton(12) captained the AHL Toronto Marlies to a Calder Cup Championship Final. They were beaten in 4 straight but to come as far as the team did and to get within four wins of lifting that trophy was a pretty outstanding accomplishment for the team.

Maple Leafs‘ brass likes this 27-year old vet because they re-signed him to another one-year, two way contract for a fourth season in the system. He even received his first NHL recall in 2012 and notched an assist.

He’s played a total of 365 regular season games in the minors scoring 99 goals and 85 assists (puck hog). He had career bests in 2011/2012 in goals, assists, points, games played.

He’s a fairly big frame at 6’2″ 219 lbs. and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him fill the slot on the Leafs last occupied by Joey Crabb.

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