Team: Tappara U16/U18
Height / Weight: 5-11 / 170
REPORT: TAPPARA @ BLUES U16, MARCH 6, 2020
Hamara had an excellent game for Tappara U16. He is an offensive-minded, mobile defenseman with above-average puck skills and skating at this stage. He generated several zone entries and also facilitated the breakout with precise passes. He was very poised at the blueline, took many shots and quarterbacked Tappara’s power play. He was not afraid to activate from the point and try to make something happen – highly skilled and clever with the puck. Made a couple of great long-range diagonal passes. He was quick to read plays and defend in his own end. If anything, he could occasionally simplify his play with the puck and make less risky plays. I expect this to happen when Hamara gains more experience. There are not many other defensemen in this league who can have such a strong impact offensively.