Fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs throughout the world of hockey all remember the famous Phil Kessel trade that went down between the Boston Bruins and the Leafs in September of 2009. At the time, the biggest names to be moved in that trade were, of course, Kessel and Tyler Seguin.

Whether Kessel has lived up to expectations in Toronto is debatable, though coming sixth in league scoring this past season was very impressive.

It was obvious the day the transaction occurred that Kessel and Seguin were the star players, however, since then, the first round pick Boston received in 2011 has made quite the name for himself.

Born in Toronto, Ontario (yes, it’s true), Dougie Hamilton emerged as an absolute star in the Ontario Hockey League this season. Dougie and his older brother, Freddie, a San Jose Sharks prospect, have both played for the Niagara IceDogs as long as they’ve been playing major junior hockey. It became clear early on in their OHL careers that Dougie was the star in the making.

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