3-7-10 in 48 games
Most often seen: next to Andrew MacDonald at all times
Contract status: Signed through 2019-20, $1.25M salary in 2013-14 ($3.857M cap hit)
Obligatory YouTube video of: taking on Evgeni Malkin
Thoughts on 2012-13: Earlier this summer the Islanders inked Travis Hamonic to a seven year deal, which will keep him in an Islander uniform until his 30th birthday. It was a good deal for Hamonic -- cash money, y'all -- and a good one for the Islanders barring of course unforeseen circumstances. The Islanders have their best defender locked up for the rest of his 20s (if you missed it, SI gushed about the deal last week).
While he's not knowing for scoring, Hamonic's offensive production was down a bit this past season to .21 points per game from .33 and .42 during his first two seasons. That decreased production could come as a result of Hamonic gaining more defensive responsibilities, as he and d-partner Andrew MacDonald have been relied on heavily to be the Islanders' shutdown pairing (although you could argue the emergence of the Hickey-Visnovsky pairing could counteract that).
How well did Hamonic shut down the opposition? He was a -8, which is the worst mark for an Islanders defender not named Mark Streit. Looking at his corsi relative, it was -11.4, fourth worst on the team although he did play against the 8th toughest competition of any Islander. So, against tough competition he did his job relatively well. Taking into consideration that this was his first year in the spotlight of the top pairing, there's surely some adjustment factor necessary there.
Hamonic didn't have a stand out regular season, but continued to prove his worth in the playoffs. He averaged 25 minutes of ice time per game in six playoff games and bullied around Evegeni Malkin (video evidence above).
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