It marked the first time a player had won both awards since Barry Beck in 1977. " Speaking publicly of the injury for the first time 10 days later, Hamhuis said he did not deem the hit "dirty", but "unnecessary", given the "puck was...off [his] stick" and he was in a "vulnerable position". , Four years later, Hamhuis was named to the Canadian men's team for the 2006 World Championships in Riga, Latvia – his first of four consecutive tournament appearances. Personal friendship led to massive donation from Dan and Sarah Hamhuis Back to video. On August 13, 2020, he announced his retirement from the NHL after 16 seasons. Golfing, skiing, and fishing await in the Smithers area. Won one gold Olympic medal in 2014 in Sochi. On July 7, 2002, Hamhuis was signed by the Predators.  He notched three points in nine games.  Late in the campaign, he recorded a five-point night (one goal and four assists) in a 9–4 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 4, 2004.  However, Nashville lost the next two games and were eliminated.  Prior to his injury, Hamhuis played a significant role in the team's playoff run, forming a shutdown defensive pairing with Kevin Bieksa. He led all Predators players in ice time and ranked second in plus-minus with a +11 rating..  After returning to the line-up, he registered his first two-goal NHL game, including the overtime-winner, in a 4–3 win against the Phoenix Coyotes. During his time there, he met his wife, Sarah. , During his tenure with the Canucks, Hamhuis was also heavily involved with the team's community initiatives.  On December 9, 2015 during a match against the New York Rangers, his face was struck by a Dan Boyle slapshot, breaking his jaw.  Future Predators teammate Cody Franson was a stick boy for Hamhuis' team, while another Nashville blueliner, Shea Weber, did the same for a competing team at provincial tournaments. Daniel Hamhuis was born on December 13, 1982, in Smithers, British Columbia to parents Marty Hamhuis and Ida Hamhuis.   Returning to Nashville, he went on to record a career-high seven goals, 31 assists and 38 points in 82 games. Official Sites.  He received a three-game suspension early in the season for an infraction during a game against the Utah Grizzlies. On November 20, 2014 he tore his groin during a game against the Anaheim Ducks. , Five games into the 2010–11 season, he suffered a bruised foot while blocking a shot during a contest against the Carolina Hurricanes on October 17, 2010. At the end of the campaign, he was awarded the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy and Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as the league's best defenceman and player of the year, respectively. In 159 games with the Stars, Hamhuis recorded 40 total points. Hamhuis continued scoring at the same pace in the following two seasons, recording 26 and 24 points in 2008–09 and 2009–10, respectively. He is married to Sarah Hamhuis.  He was a late cut from Nashville's roster for the 2002–03 season and was assigned within the club's system to the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL on October 3.  He was also named Prince George's most valuable player. Individually, he ranked 10th in Norris Trophy balloting with two second-place votes.