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Former Comets forward Hamilton "puts a bow" on nine-year professional hockey career

After nine seasons in the AHL, the last six in Utica with the Comets, Wacey Hamilton is calling it a career.

Posted: Feb 23, 2021 12:41 AM

UTICA, N.Y. - Carter Bancks and Wacey Hamilton became quite the dynamic duo since coming to the Utica Comets together ahead of the 2014-15 season. It's only fitting the two exit the game together.

Hamilton announced, Sunday, that he is retiring from professional hockey after nine seasons.

This comes after Bancks announced he was hanging up the skates just over a month ago in January.

Hamilton made the announcement via his Instagram page where he said "it wasn't always pretty, but it's time to put a bow on it!"

After spending his first three seasons with the then Binghamton Senators, Hamilton spent the past six in Utica where he was an alternate captain, wearing the 'A,' for the past four.

In 432 career AHL games, Hamilton amassed 132 points (44g, 88a). He played 257 games for the Comets, fourth all-time, where he had 93 points (31g, 62a).

The Cochrane, Alberta native left lasting impressions among coaches, teammates, and fans both on and off the ice throughout his time in Utica.

He was twice named the Comets' Bill Horton Award winner for "most heart", in the 2015-16 and 2017-18 seasons. Hamilton also earned the Dave Armstrong Award as the Comets' "Class Guy" in the 2015-16 season.

Hamilton turned 30 in September.

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