Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Dan Hamhuis was born in Smithers, BC and played minor hockey in the small community. Hamhuis moved to Prince George to play Junior hockey with the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League (WHL). Hamhuis spent four (4) seasons with the Cougars from 1998-2002, and was drafted by the Nashville Predators in 2001, going twelfth overall.
Dan played his first season in the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 2003-2004 season, but played his next year in the American Hockey League (AHL) due to the NHL Lockout.
Hamhuis has had incredible success on the international stage, competing for Canada nine (9) times, at the World Junior Championship, World Championship, and Winter Olympics. He has won two (2) World Championship gold, and an Olympic gold, and also claimied two (2) World Championship silver, and a World Junior silver and bronze.
Hamhuis has played over 1,000 NHL games, making him a Silver Stick recipient, the nineteenth player from BC to achieve 1,000 games.