Devils Star Defenseman Reveals Playing Through "Bad" Injury During Playoffs

During the opening round of the playoffs against the New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils' defenseman Dougie Hamilton sustained a notable wrist injury.

Amanda Stein, reporting on the Devils' official site, revealed the extent of Hamilton's injury, with the defenseman describing it as "pretty bad."

Despite the pain and discomfort, Hamilton elected to play through the injury, not missing a single game. His determination and commitment to his team were evident as he kept his injury hidden, leaving no inkling of any underlying issue.

That being said, the injury may have made a noticeable impact on Hamilton's offensive contributions during the postseason. In the 12 playoff games that followed, his performance fell short of his outstanding regular season numbers.

Hamilton managed to score just one goal and accumulate four points, a stark contrast to his impressive regular season campaign. Throughout the 2022-23 season, he established himself as one of the top defensemen in the league, setting career highs with 22 goals and 52 assists, totaling 74 points, placing him second among NHL defensemen in terms of point production. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports