Former Okanagan Rockets forward Curtis Hamilton is set to make is National Hockey League debut tonight against the San Jose Sharks in Edmonton.
Hamilton has posted career highs with the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League this season. In 60 games played, Hamilton has notched 12 goals and 29 points.
A 2nd round pick of the Oilers, Hamilton laced up the skates for the Okanagan Rockets during the 2006-2007 season. He scored 26 times and finished with 53 points.
The 53 points were a record for 15 year old players in the Rockets organization. The record held up until the 2013-2014 season when Tyson Jost exploded for a BCMML record 44 goals and added 44 assists for an 88 point 15 year campaign.
Hamilton went on to play for WHL's Saskatoon Blades and has represented Canada at both the World Junior Championships, as well as the Spengler Cup this past Christmas.
On behalf of all of us involved with the Okanagan Rockets, good luck tonight, and congratulations!!