Dougie Hamilton vs Morgan Rielly
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11-15-2012, 05:19 PM
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Well there's 297 defenseman who played in the NHL and 75 are 6' or under (26%). Of those 75, only 18 of them are at, or over, 205 pounds.
So actually it seems like those type of players are exceptionally rare. Of those, only 9 played over 20 minutes per game:
Great players absolutely, but those are the guys that made it and are the best of the best (using ice time as a benchmark).
Like I said, it's totally possible that he makes it happen, but it is very hard to make it as a 6' or smaller defenseman (26% of total population): and weight doesn't really seem to make any difference.
Now see how many of Hamilton's height and size there are. Must be even harder to make it for him.
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