Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dan Hamhuis
Dan Hamhuis was born December 13, 1982 in Smithers, British Columbia. The first choice, 12th overall selection of the Nashville Predators in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Hamhuis is a graduate of the WHLs Prince George Cougars.

An offensive defenceman, Hamhuis played four seasons in Prince George tallying 157 points (34-123-157) and winning numerous honours including CHL Defenceman of the Year (2001-02), CHL First Team All-Star (2001-02), WHL Player of the Year (2001-02), WHL Defenceman of the Year and WHL Western Conference First Team All-Star (2001-02). The first player to win the WHLs Player of the Year and Defenceman of the Year in the same season since 1977, Hamhuis is also a two-time member of Canada's World Junior Team, capturing a bronze medal in 2000 and a silver medal in 2001.

In 2002-03, Hamhuis made his professional debut with the Predators AHL affiliate in Milwaukee, before becoming a regular on Nashville's blue line in 2003-04.

On the international stage, Hamhuis represented his homeland at the 2007 and 2008 World Championships, capturing gold and silver respectively.

In the summer of 2010, after seeing his rights traded twice before the free agent season, Hamhuis signed with the Vancouver Canucks, inking a 6-year contract on July 1.

Hamhuis would provide the Canucks with steady play in both ends of the rink. In 2010-11 he would post an impress +29, which was among the best in the NHL. The following season (2011-12) Hamhuis would tally 37 assists, a career-best, and once again post a +29 rating.

Following the 2012-13 season Hamhuis was chosen to represent Canada at the World Championship. He would appear in three games and record an assist.

In 2014 Hamhuis would return to Canada's national team. This time taking part in the Olympic Winter Games held in Sochi, Russia. Hamhuis was part of defence corps that stifled opponents and led Canada to the gold medal. The Canadians would go undefeated in the tournament in large part due to their defensive play.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Smithers A's Minor-BC 59 59 72 131 59
1998-99 Prince George Cougars WHL 56 1 3 4 45 -6 7 1 2 3 8
1999-00 Prince George Cougars WHL 70 10 23 33 140 +4 13 2 3 5 35
2000-01 Prince George Cougars WHL 62 13 47 60 125 -15 6 2 3 5 15
2000-01 Canada WJC-A 7 0 1 1 8 +2
2001-02 Prince George Cougars WHL 59 10 50 60 135 +10 7 0 5 5 16
2001-02 Canada WJC-A 6 0 3 3 8 +8
2002-03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 68 6 21 27 81 -3 6 0 3 3 2
2003-04 Nashville Predators NHL 80 7 19 26 57 -12 6 0 2 2 6
2004-05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 76 13 38 51 85 +10 7 0 2 2 10
2005-06 Nashville Predators NHL 82 7 31 38 70 +11 5 0 2 2 2
2005-06 Canada WC-A 9 1 4 5 10 +3
2006-07 Nashville Predators NHL 81 6 14 20 66 +8 5 0 1 1 2
2006-07 Canada WC-A 9 1 2 3 2 +4
2007-08 Nashville Predators NHL 80 4 23 27 66 -4 6 1 1 2 6
2007-08 Canada WC-A 9 1 1 2 8 +6
2008-09 Nashville Predators NHL 82 3 23 26 67 -4
2008-09 Canada WC-A 9 2 2 4 16 +7
2009-10 Nashville Predators NHL 78 5 19 24 49 +4 6 0 2 2 2
2010-11 Vancouver Canucks NHL 64 6 17 23 34 +29 19 1 5 6 6
2011-12 Vancouver Canucks NHL 82 4 33 37 46 +29 5 0 3 3 6
2012-13 Vancouver Canucks NHL 47 4 20 24 12 +9 4 1 1 2 8
2012-13 Canada WC-A 3 0 1 1 2 +2
NHL Totals 676 46 199 245 467 56 3 17 20 38


WHL West First All-Star Team (2001, 2002)
WHL Player of the Year (2002)
Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2002)
Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (2002)
AHL Second All-Star Team (2005)
Traded to Philadelphia by Nashville for Ryan Parent and future considerations, June 19, 2010. Traded to Pittsburgh by Philadelphia for Pittsburgh's 3rd round choice (later traded to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Harrison Ruopp) in 2011 Entry Draft, June 25, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 1, 2010.