Travis Hamonic

Travis Hamonic


St. Malo Manitoba

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2nd round (53rd overall), 2008


216 lbs.

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This right-handed product of Manitoba is a solidly-built rearguard (6’0, 192), who scored 22 points (5 goals) in 61 games for Moose Jaw.  He racked up 101 PIM as well.  He will attend the Canadian National Junior Team development camp, having already begun an international career on Canada’s gold medal winning U-18 squad.

2007-08: Continuing his career with Moose Jaw (WHL), Hamonic tallied 22 points in 61 appearances during his second year in the WHL. He also saw time in the box, racking up 101 PIM during the regular season. He had one point, an assist, in six playoff games with the Warriors.

2008-09: Spent the entire season with the Moosejaw Warriors, scoring 13 goals and 27 assists in 57 games.

2009-10: In 31 games with Moosejawk, Hamonic would add 10 goals and 29 assists before being traded to the Brandon Wheat Kings, who were in search of a Memorial Cup. In 10 regular season games with Brandon, he would add one goal and four assists, before an 11 point post season. In the Memorial Cup tournament, he would add three points in five games. He would also see some time with Canada at the World Juniors, regustering three points in six games to win a silver medal.

2010-11: Hamonic made his NHL debut in November as a 20-year-old after opening the season with AHL Bridgeport and was a fixture on the Islanders’ blue line for the rest of the season. Hamonic’s 26 assists were the second most amongst New York defensemen to go along with 5 goals. In 62 games with the Islanders he was +4 with 103 PMs. In his 16-game stint with Bridgeport he scored 2 goals with 5 assists and was -6 with 45 PMs.

New York Islanders cash in on thirteen picks from 2008 Draft

by Josh Buckingham

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Photo: Josh Bailey (12) and Matt Martin (17) are two of the 13 players the Islanders selected in the 2008 NHL Draft. Martin and Bailey are both regular members of the Islanders' NHL roster. (Courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

With thirteen picks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft the probability of the New York Islanders selecting a few gems was pretty high. Almost five years removed from this draft, nine of the 13 players selected have played an NHL game.

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