A deceivingly quick skater, Hamaliuk keeps his feet moving and has a powerful stride that he uses to quickly gain speed. He’s a lanky prospect who plays a physical game beyond his years. He has some growing to do into his feet and his edge work is still a little awkward. He is strong on…
|Aug 1/19||Hamaliuk Dillon||D3001 – 2019 NHL Draft Guide||by FCHockey Staff||View Summary|
|Oct 27/18||Hamaliuk Dillon||20026 – Seattle vs. Vancouver||WHL||by FCHockey Staff||View Report|
|Nov 4/16||Hamaliuk Dillon||17597 – Seattle vs. Brandon||WHL||by FCHockey Staff||View Report|
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A deceivingly quick skater, Hamaliuk keeps his feet moving and has a powerful stride that he uses to quickly gain speed. He’s a lanky prospect who plays a physical game beyond his years. He has some growing to do into his feet and his edge work is still a little awkward. He is strong on his edges, has good agility even when playing with the puck at speed and uses his explosive ability to keep opponents off balance. Crafty and hard on pucks, he has evolved into a 200-foot player. Whether he is putting pucks on net with his sneaky release or using deception to fake out an opponent and thread a quick pass to a teammate, he’s able to display his veteran-like savvy to spread play out and create scoring opportunities. Despite his simplistic passing ability, he has good vision as to where his linemates are and seems like the type of player who will hone these skills as he gets older. He’s a reliable back checker who plays hard on bodies, while still being able to pull off a successful stick-on-stick check. He is quick to read and react in the defensive zone and shows good ability to contain hard-charging opponents, at times regaining control of the puck. Scouts are impressed with the bravado this youngster has shown and they’ll be watching his development curve.