HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Toronto on July 11, 2019. Option declined following 2019 season. Re-signed on December 12, 2019.
One of the most prized products of the TFC youth academy, Hamiltons spent over five years with their first team before being traded to Columbus. He figures to back up Gyasi Zardes in the Crew's attack.
INTERNATIONAL: Hamilton represented Canada at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, where he scored two of his team's three goals in three group-stage matches. He also represented Canada at the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship and the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, and was called into the CanMNT senior squad camp ahead of his full international debut vs. Colombia on October 14, 2014. He's made two appearances for the full Canadian national team.
OUTSIDE MLS: He was loaned to USL club Wilmington Hammerheads on May 1, 2014, where he netted 5 goals in 11 league games and scored in the US Open Cup, and was loaned to Trofense of the Portuguese second division later that year. In 2015, Hamilton was loaned to Toronto FC II ahead of their inaugural season in USL, and he scored TFC II's first goal in his debut against the Charleston Battery on March 21.