Struggling Smith breaks through

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ST. PAUL – It’s been three years since Dougie Hamilton stepped into the Xcel Energy Center, where the Bruins drafted the defenseman end ninth overall in 2011. by the Bruins.

“It’s a little bit different with ice out there and everything, but I remember taking some pictures in this room,” Hamilton said in the visitor’s dressing room. “It’s just a cool memory to be back here.”

Asked how he’s changed since then, Hamilton quipped, “Cuter. The black eye makes me cuter.”

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