No doubt one of the best Calgary Flames stories from last season was when Freddie Hamilton got called up from the Stockton Heat to play with brother Dougie for four games in March. The short stint saw Freddie score 1 goal and get 1 assist, but there was a little brotherly chemistry on a few plays that only the Vancouver Canucks Sedins could rival.
"We dreamed of that our whole lives and to have that chance to play in the NHL together was awesome, but it was also a tease. It just made us want to do that for years." - Freddie
In October, the Flames brought Freddie over in a deal with the Colorado Avalanche that gave the Avs a conditional 7th round pick in this year's NHL Entry Draft, just a few months after they acquired his younger brother Dougie from the Boston Bruins. Freddie was immediately assigned to the Stockton Heat.
Then came Christmas in March for the Hamilton brothers as Freddie got the call to come up on an ‘emergency basis' and suit up against the Winnipeg Jets on March 16th. Nothing would come of that game but just two nights later Freddie potted his 1st goal as a Calgary Flame. Not to be outdone, on the 26th of March against the Chicago Blackhawks, Freddie set up Dougie for the 1st ever Flames goal scored and assisted by brothers.
"For me, it can't get much better than that, ...We'll talk about that for a long time, but hopefully there will be more memories."
Freddie is looking to continue riding the high left by that game and work hard to get back in the lineup hopefully next season if he can.
"Not only getting back to the NHL and getting those games, but to do it with my brother will definitely add some extra motivation, ...I guess I'll have to work hard to make that a reality."
Freddie centered a line with Kenny agostino and Garnet Hathaway and finished the Stockton Heat season with 18 goals and 25 assists for 43 points in 62 games.
"Another highlight of my season was that line doing well, ...We had tons of chemistry and we had a lot of fun playing together. Haths is a hard worker and is great at creating space, and Ago is such a smart player and so skilled. When he would get the puck it was fun to make plays with him."
(Source: Stockton Heat article)