Travis Hamonic
Travis Hamonic
28-Year-Old DefensemanD
Calgary Flames
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Hamonic was a disappointment in his first season with Calgary. The right defenseman with a heavy shot only scored one goal to go along with 10 assists for his worst offensive output since the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season. The Manitoba native played 74 games, averaging 20:42 of ice time per game, but he missed the final four games due to a concussion. Thankfully, it appears he'll be ready to roll by the start of the 2018-19 campaign. Conventional wisdom suggests Hamonic should be able to rebound in modest fashion, but he's a shutdown type at the end of the day, and expectations for him should be tempered. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a seven-year, $27 million contract with the Islanders in July 2013.
Hammers home goal
DCalgary Flames
February 20, 2019
Hamonic scored his fifth goal of the season in a 4-2 win over the Islanders on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
It's his second goal in three games, and he has six PIM and five shots on goal with a plus-4 rating over that span. Hamonic's primary value comes from blocked shots, with 113 blocks in 49 games to go with his 14 points. He's safe to avoid in most fantasy formats despite the recent goal binge.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    21:01
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:11
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    3:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
20:27
0:34
2:19
2017–18
20:42
0:05
2:49
2018–19
21:01
0:11
3:00
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Hamonic finally got his wish this offseason, as the Islanders traded him to Calgary, where he'll be a bit closer to his family in Winnipeg. (Still pretty far, though -- Canada’s huge!) He's coming off a rough 2016-17, having managed a meager 14 points along with a brutal minus-21 rating over 49 games, with knee and thumb injuries costing him significant action. The Flames won't ask him to do much scoring, considering they've got three strong offense-oriented blueliners already, so even if Hamonic manages to stay healthy, it's hard to see him returning much fantasy value in his new home outside of specialty formats that count hits and blocked shots.
It’s almost hard to believe Hamonic is still a member of the Islanders considering his request for a trade to western Canada last year due to family reasons. Request being the operative word, Hamonic retracted his request after the playoffs once the situation steadied itself and remains the cornerstone on the Islanders defense corps. After setting a career high with 33 points in 2014-2015, Hamonic reverted to the norm in posting 21 points – likely due to the emergence of Nick Leddy and acquisition of Johnny Boychuk. Points, however, are merely a bonus when talking about a premier shutdown defenseman. Consistently tasked with big-time penalty kill minutes, Hamonic spends a lot of his time on the ice against teams’ top lines, where he unleashes his physical prowess. Hamonic once again figures to be the Islanders’ top all-around defenseman by leading the way during 5-on-5 and shorthanded situations. Though he will no doubt receive some power-play time, he Hamonic doesn’t have the same nose for the scoresheet as Leddy and Boychuk, so temper your expectations accordingly.
With last season's additions of Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy, Hamonic was no longer asked to serve as the top defenseman for the Islanders, which helped him settle into a more natural role. Still an excellent defenseman, Hamonic came through with five goals and 28 assists in 71 games. Playing on the second defensive pair, Hamonic saw his ice time decrease a bit, though he’s still logging over 21 minutes per game. He also added 85 penalty minutes, good for the second-highest total on the team behind instigator Matt Martin. A presence on the power play as well, Hamonic is a boon to the Islanders' blue line and can produce for the team in a variety of areas. He's never be the biggest point scorer, but fantasy owners could do much worse than rostering a 25-year-old coming off a 33-point campaign.
Hamonic is the Islanders’ definition of a No. 1 defenseman, but with only 13 goals and 65 points in four NHL seasons, he is a far cry from what most teams would consider top-tier. He is good in his own zone and does an adequate job of slowing down the opposing team's top line, but he is miscast as a top-pair defenseman. With Lubomir Visnovsky expected to be back at 100 percent health this season and with Calvin de Haan showcasing more offensive talent, Hamonic’s time as the point man on the power play should be coming to an end.
The trade of Mark Streit now leaves Hamonic as the Isles' best all around defenseman. The problem is Hamonic is still much better on defense than he is on offense. Lubomir Visnovsky will anchor the power play but Hamonic should get a chance to partner with him which could be a boost to his fantasy value.
Hamonic gave the Islanders exactly what they needed last year, a solid young presence on the blue line. Following a slow start, Hamonic registered 24 points with 73 penalty minutes along with triple-digit totals in hits and blocked shots. Defense was by far the biggest problem for the Islanders last year and they have had difficulty drawing free agents to play there and also haven't had much luck grooming their own. Hamonic, still just 22, is of use in deep leagues that reward penalty minutes and other secondary categories, just don't expect massive offensive numbers.
Hamonic finally broke through with the Islanders last season, scoring five goals and 21 assists in 62 games. He should be here to stay as the Isles have been waiting for their young defensemen in the minors to mature. Hamonic also adds a physical presence, having accumulated 103 PIMs in the most recent campaign.
Hamonic was the 53rd overall pick in the 2008 draft. He may provide the Isles with the solid hard hitting blue liner they have been looking for in another season or two. Currently Hockey Futures has Hamonic rated as the Islanders second best prospect, behind Nino Niederreiter, but ahead of Calvin De Haan.
If/when Hamonic reaches the NHL level, he has shown some potential to chip in a few points occasionally. However, he is mainly viewed as a stay-at-home defenseman. He will again play for Moose Jaw (WHL) in 2009-10.
Picked in the second round of the 2008 draft by the Islanders, Hamonic will still be in juniors for the 2008-09 campaign.
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Throws block party
DCalgary Flames
February 9, 2019
Hamonic (hand) had eight blocked shots while skating 22:48 in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Canucks on Saturday.
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Expected to play
DCalgary Flames
February 8, 2019
Hamonic (hand) is expected to be available for Saturday's game against the Canucks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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Practices Friday
DCalgary Flames
Hand
February 8, 2019
Hamonic (hand) took to the ice for practice Friday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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Back in action
DCalgary Flames
February 7, 2019
Hamonic (lower body) took part in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he'll return to action Thursday against the Sharks, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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Could return Thursday
DCalgary Flames
Lower Body
February 6, 2019
Hamonic (lower body) might be an option against San Jose on Thursday after coach Bill Peters told reporters the defenseman was "trending in the right direction," Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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