(Video) First NHL Goal: Hamilton nets eventual game-winner for Avalanche

By Ken McKenna
Freddie Hamilton - Colorado Avalanche

Photo: Colorado Avalanche forward Freddie Hamilton (C) celebrates his first NHL goal with Daniel Briere (L) and Nick Holden (R) in the Avalanche’s 5-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes (courtesy of Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)


Five years after he was drafted and 18 games into his NHL career, Colorado Avalanche forward Freddie Hamilton notched his first NHL goal – the eventual game-winner – in his club’s 5-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

With the Avalanche leading 2-1 and working in the Coyotes zone, Colorado forward Daniel Briere came away with the puck in the left corner. Briere then moved the puck to Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart at the right point, who then fired a shot towards Coyotes goaltender Louis Domingue.

Hamilton is in his third season of pro hockey after having been drafted by the San Jose Sharks at the 2010 NHL Draft. The Toronto, ON native and brother of Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton was dealt by the Sharks to the Avalanche at the 2015 NHL trade deadline in exchange for Karl Stollery in what appeared to be a swap of AHL players. But Hamilton has appeared in six games for an Avalanche club that has faint hopes of landing a wild card spot in the NHL postseason.

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