24-Year-Old Defenseman – New York Islanders
Travis Hamonic Contract Information:
Hamonic signed a seven-year, $27 million contract with the Islanders in July of 2013.
Hamonic (undisclosed) will play versus the Maple Leafs on Tuesday, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The trade of Mark Streit now leaves Hamonic as the Isles' best all around defenseman. The problem is Hamonic is still much better on defense than he is on offense. Lubomir Visnovsky will anchor the power play but Hamonic should get a chance to partner with him which could be a boost to his fantasy value.
Hamonic gave the Islanders exactly what they needed last year, a solid young presence on the blue line. Following a slow start, Hamonic registered 24 points with 73 penalty minutes along with triple-digit totals in hits and blocked shots. Defense was by far the biggest problem for the Islanders last year and they have had difficulty drawing free agents to play there and also haven't had much luck grooming their own. Hamonic, still just 22, is of use in deep leagues that reward penalty minutes and other secondary categories, just don't expect massive offensive numbers.
Hamonic finally broke through with the Islanders last season, scoring five goals and 21 assists in 62 games. He should be here to stay as the Isles have been waiting for their young defensemen in the minors to mature. Hamonic also adds a physical presence, having accumulated 103 PIMs in the most recent campaign.
Hamonic was the 53rd overall pick in the 2008 draft. He may provide the Isles with the solid hard hitting blue liner they have been looking for in another season or two. Currently Hockey Futures has Hamonic rated as the Islanders second best prospect, behind Nino Niederreiter, but ahead of Calvin De Haan.
If/when Hamonic reaches the NHL level, he has shown some potential to chip in a few points occasionally. However, he is mainly viewed as a stay-at-home defenseman. He will again play for Moose Jaw (WHL) in 2009-10.
Picked in the second round of the 2008 draft by the Islanders, Hamonic will still be in juniors for the 2008-09 campaign.