By Craig DeVrieze
The Quad-City Times
MOLINE, Ill. – In the Quad-City Flames locker room, former Las Vegas Wranglers defenseman Tim Hambly ranks among the unchosen few.
Hambly is one of six undrafted players on the 21-man roster, and two of the other free-agents already have done time in the NHL.
Coach Ryan McGill said Hambly might be a long shot to follow Carsen Germyn and Grant Stevenson, but that’s not to say he would trade the Minnesota-born defensemen for a more blue-blooded blue-liner.
“Tim Hambly may never play in the NHL because of his skating ability,” McGill conceded. “But what he lacks in that area, he makes up for in the American Hockey League with his head and his smarts. And that is a great attribute.”
Pretty simply, Hambly is a solid AHL defenseman who aspires to overachieve.