Dougie Hamilton returns the favour, taps Brock Nelson on head during handshakes

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Carolina's Dougie Hamilton doesn't forget. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
Carolina's Dougie Hamilton doesn't forget. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

Oh, Dougie Hamilton. How we love you so.

Moments after his Carolina Hurricanes disposed of the New York Islanders in four games to advance to the Eastern Conference Final, the 25-year-old blueliner put a bow on the best-of-seven series between the two sides.

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While the Hurricanes won the war, Hamilton hadn’t forgotten about a previous battle. He decided to settle the score during handshakes at PNC Arena on Friday night.

It was a subtle gesture, but a hilarious one.

By tapping Islanders forward Brock Nelson on the head after their handshake, Hamilton got a bit of revenge for Curtis McElhinney.

Back in Game 3, Nelson patted the Hurricanes’ goaltender on the noggin moments after his teammate Josh Bailey beat him with a wrist shot late in the second period to momentarily tie the contest.

It was a pretty disrespectful play by Nelson and now he knows exactly how it feels to be belittled on national television.

Like an elephant, Hamilton forgets nothing.

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