Hamilton is coming off his best season with the Barrie Colts of the OHL. In 2005-06 he notched 46 goals and 72 points. His previous two seasons with Barrie were plagued with injuries; he appeared in only 83 games tallying 51 points.
Signed as a free agent, July 2006.
2007-08: This season was Hamilton’s second both as a pro and as a member of the Houston Aeros (AHL). He netted his first goal of the season in a 6-5 shootout win at San Antonio on Oct. 19, plus the shootout-winning goal. In 72 games with the club, he finished the regular season with a +13 plus/minus rating and 39 points (20g+19a). He scored one goal in two playoff games with the Aeros. Traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008.