|Assets:||Has above-average puck-moving skills. Displays some two-way ability and some offensive upside. Doesn't make many mistakes when he has the puck on his blade.|
|Flaws:||Size and strength are a concern for his long-range NHL potential, since he can struggle when he's forechecked heavily. Isn't great at defending or when without the puck.|
|Career Potential:||Puck-moving defenseman.|
|CCHA||Second All-Star Team||2004-05|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Rangers to a one-year contract.|
|11/20/2013||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|11/04/2013||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|10/12/2013||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|10/11/2013||Placed on waivers by the Colorado Avalanche.|
|7/02/2013||Placed on waivers by the Colorado Avalanche.|
|2/14/2013||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|2/11/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|6/07/2012||Re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a two-year contract.|
|6/25/2011||Re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.|
|4/10/2011||Missed the last 3 regular season games (head injury).|
|4/07/2011||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|11/29/2010||Acquired from the Boston Bruins.|
|7/20/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Boston Bruins to a multi-year contract.|
|5/14/2009||Missed 10 playoff games (spleen surgery).|
|4/18/2009||Spleen surgery, remainder of the playoffs.|
|2/25/2009||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|2/24/2009||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|2/07/2009||Missed 4 games (flu).|
|10/14/2008||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|10/07/2008||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|1/03/2008||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|12/22/2007||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|12/13/2007||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|11/22/2007||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|11/21/2007||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|11/17/2007||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|11/13/2007||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|11/09/2007||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|10/01/2007||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|6/26/2007||Signed by the Boston Bruins.|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Rangers.|
|11/29/2010||Boston Bruins traded Matt Hunwick to the Colorado Avalanche for Colby Cohen.|
|6/27/2004||Drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 7th round (224th overall) in 2004.|
Rangers agree to terms with D Matt Hunwick | 07/01/2014 4:17 PM
NewsMatt Hunwick has agreed to a one-year deal worth $600,000 with the New York Rangers.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactWith Anton Stralman leaving for Tampa Bay via free agency, Hunwick has a chance to earn a roster spot with the Blueshirts after skating in just one game with Colorado this past season.
Avalanche assign Matt Hunwick to AHL | 10/12/2013 6:05 PM
NewsMatt Hunwick has been assigned to the minors by Colorado.
Adrian Dater on Twitter
ImpactHe cleared waivers and was sent down. Hunwick hasn't played a game yet for the Avalanche this season and was demoted because Ryan Wilson is ready to return.
Colorado waives Matt Hunwick | 10/11/2013 1:02 PM
NewsMatt Hunwick has been placed on waivers.
ImpactRyan Wilson (knee) is close to being able to return to the Avalanche lineup, but the team needed to make a move in preparation for activating him off of the injured reserve list. It looks like Hunwick is the odd man out. He comes with a $1.6 million annual cap hit in 2013-14 before becoming an unrestricted free agent.
Matt Hunwick clears waivers, still with Avs | 07/03/2013 12:42 PM
NewsMatt Hunwick cleared waivers Wednesday and remains a member of the Colorado Avalanche.
ImpactThe Avs were hoping someone would take a flier on Hunwick so they could delve into the free-agent market. The 28-year old had six assists in 43 games last season. Barring a trade, he'll likely remain a depth defender for Colorado.
Avalanche place Matt Hunwick on waivers | 07/02/2013 1:00 PM
NewsColorado Avalanche place Matt Hunwick on waivers.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactIt will be interesting to see if any team puts in a claim on Hunwick. The 28-year-old defenseman had six assists and a plus-4 rating in 43 regular-season games this season. He's not much of a fantasy value, but Hunwick could be a solid depth defenseman for some team.
Matt Hunwick will play for Team USA | 04/26/2013 9:33 AM
NewsMatt Hunwick has agreed to join Team USA for the upcoming IIHF World Championships.
ImpactHunwick has six assists and 14 penalty minutes in 42 games this season. This will be his first time participating in the adult tournament, but he did represent Team USA in the IIHF World Junior Championships before establishing himself in the NHL.
Matt Hunwick gets an assist Tuesday | 04/03/2013 9:42 AM
NewsMatt Hunwick registered an assist in Tuesday's contest.
ImpactThat gives Hunwick six points in 32 games this season. He's never been much of an offensive threat and consequently has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Matt Hunwick is expected to return Thursday | 02/14/2013 10:35 AM
NewsMatt Hunwick (torso) will return to the Colorado Avalanche's lineup on Thursday.
ImpactHunwick was on the ice Wednesday for the first time in a week. The Avalanche needed reinforcements now that defenseman Erik Johnson (head) is out.
Matt Hunwick (torso) set to return Thursday | 02/13/2013 6:15 PM
NewsMatt Hunwick (torso) skated Wednesday for the first time in a week.
ImpactHe's expected to replace Erik Johnson (head) in the lineup, so it looks like he'll be ready to return Thursday night at Minnesota.
Matt Hunwick is out with a torso injury | 02/11/2013 8:24 AM
NewsMatt Hunwick will not be in the Colorado lineup Monday as he is out with a torso injury.
ImpactHunwick will be replaced by Tyson Barrie on the Avs blueline. Hunwick has a string of zeroes on his stat sheet in seven games with the exception of a two minute minor and has no value in traditional fantasy pools while Barrie will play in only his fourth game of the young season. Consider Hunwick day-to-day.
Matt Hunwick takes part in Thursday's game | 01/25/2013 11:10 AM
NewsMatt Hunwick participated in his first game of the 2013 campaign on Thursday.
ImpactHunwick had spent Colorado's first two games in the press box. He was on the ice for 21:24 minutes and finished with a plus-one rating.
Matt Hunwick will play in Thursday's game | 01/24/2013 10:33 AM
NewsMatt Hunwick will make his season debut on Thursday.
ImpactHunwick had three goals and six points in 33 games with the Avalanche last season. He was a healthy scratch in Colorado's first two contests.
|10/14/2014||NYR||NYI||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/09/2014||NYR||StL||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||0||4 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Oct 19||0|
|Assists||0||4 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Oct 19||0|
|Points||0||4 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Oct 19||0|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Oct 19||0|
|Plus/Minus||0||2 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Oct 19||0|
|Power Play Goals||0||4 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Oct 19||0|
|Power Play Points||0||4 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Oct 19||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||4 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Oct 19||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||4 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Oct 19||0|
|Shots||2||vs. Tor||Oct 12||1|
|Goals||6||2 times-last: 2009-10 (Bos)|
|Penalty Minutes||32||2009-10 (Bos)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2009-10 (Bos)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2009-10 (Bos)|
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