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Trent Hunter | Winger

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/5/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
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Trent Hunter has been sent down to AHL Manchester.
Hunter cleared waivers Saturday afternoon. Jarret Stoll doesn't appear to be ready to come off the injured reserve list yet, but the Kings decided to demote Hunter anyways. Sat, Feb 18, 2012 05:00:00 PM

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Trent Hunter went unclaimed on waivers.

This gives the Kings the option to send Hunter to the AHL and free up a roster space if Jarret Stoll is healthy enough to play on Saturday. Hunter has seven points in 38 games this season.
Sat, Feb 18, 2012 12:45:00 PM

Trent Hunter has been placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Kings.

Hunter has two goals and seven points in 38 games this season. He's a serviceable bottom-six forward and we wouldn't be surprised if he gets picked up on waivers.
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 01:14:00 PM

Trent Hunter drew into the Kings lineup on Wednesday.

Hunter replaced Kevin Westgarth on the Los Angeles fourth line in a 2-0 win over Chicago. He has played only 21 games this season as he has been a healthy scratch in 16 games. He has two goals and five points so he has no fantasy value.
Source: LAKings.com
Thu, Dec 29, 2011 10:14:00 AM

Trent Hunter was a healthy scratch on Thursday.

Hunter has been scratched in three of the Kings first six games, with the scratches coming in games 2, 4 and 6. "I've had several talks with him," coach Terry Murray said. "Very specific on role, part-time player? No. I didn't expect him to be a part-time player when he was signed by us. It's just kind of evolved that way now, early in the season. I feel that part of it is that I need Westie (Kevin Westgarth) here tonight. The other side of it is, I want Hunter to be a little bit better in some areas of the ice. That’s been communicated to him." With a limited role, Hunter has no fantasy value at this time.
Source: LAKings.com
Fri, Oct 21, 2011 10:33:00 AM

Trent Hunter has agreed to a one-year/$600,000 deal with the Los Angeles Kings.

Hunter has been participating in the Kings' camp on a tryout basis. He was traded to the New Jersey Devils over the summer, who freed up some cap space by shipping Brian Rolston to the New York Islanders in the same deal. The Devils then bought Hunter out, making him an unrestricted free agent. He's a solid third liner, but don't expect him to have more than 30-40 points, even if he stays healthy.
Fri, Sep 30, 2011 04:58:00 PM

Trent Hunter, who is in camp with the Kings on a professional tryout, has a good shot on the third line.

Coach Terry Murray has liked the play of the 31-year-old Hunter who is coming off surgery in November as he tore the MCL in his left knee. "His skating is really good," Murray said. "I know he had the operation and went through the time he missed last season. He worked extremely hard in the offseason to get himself back on top of his game. He has come in and proven that to us, that he’s in great shape. I thought, last night, he made some outstanding plays on some breakouts coming out of his own end, making plays off the boards. That's as good as it gets, on four or five of those looks. So, his game has been good." Look for the Kings to sign him before the start of the season. He has little fantasy value.
Source: LAKings.com
Thu, Sep 29, 2011 11:10:00 AM

Trent Hunter is attending the Kings' training camp on a tryout basis.

Hunter enjoyed some productive seasons as a secondary scorer for the Islanders earlier this decade, but he's now 31 and coming off a major knee injury, which explains his inability to secure a permanent contract from any NHL clubs to-date. If all goes well at training camp he could find himself in a checking role with the club, but his fantasy prospects seem bleak either way.
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 09:52:00 PM

Trent Hunter reportedly has a number of interested suitors, according to his agent Brad Devine, but he has not decided where he wants to play this year.

He suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee during a game on Nov. 24 that ended his season. Hunter was traded from the New York Islanders to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Brian Rolston and then he was bought out of his contract.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 07:58:00 AM

Trent Hunter's contract has been bought out by the New Jersey Devils.

The Devils freed up millions in cap space by trading Brian Rolston to the New York Islanders for Trent Hunter and they'll save even more by buying out the final two years of his deal. Hunter will cost the Devils $666,667 against the cap for each of the next four seasons. This move also makes Hunter an unrestricted free agent.
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 05:05:00 PM

Trent Hunter went unclaimed on waivers.

The Devils are expected to buyout the last two season of Hunter's contract, but they haven't officially done so yet. Hunter might find a new employer that's interested in using him as a third liner, but he won't have any fantasy value in 2011-12.
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 12:58:00 PM

If the New Jersey Devils buyout Trent Hunter's contract as expected, then the New York Islanders might end up signing him.

The Islanders recently traded Hunter to acquire Brian Rolston. For the Devils, getting Hunter meant creating some cap space - especially if they buy him out - and for the Islanders it meant getting closer to the cap floor. Hunter doesn't have much fantasy value regardless of what team he plays for, but he might not even fit in on the Islanders' third line now that they have Brian Rolston.
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 05:06:00 PM

The New Jersey Devils have waived Trent Hunter.

If Hunter goes unclaimed on waivers - which seems likely - then he will probably be bought out. The Devils recently acquired Hunter for Brian Rolston, but it's very likely that the Devils pulled the trigger on that trade in order to rid themselves of Rolston's cap hit.
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 12:59:00 PM

Trent Hunter passed his physical with the New Jersey Devils.

Hunter missed most of the 2010-11 season with a torn left MCL, but he should be fine for training camp. He's projected to serve as a third liner with the Devils.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 01:34:00 PM

According to Devils GM Lou Lamoriello, Trent Hunter has recovered from the torn left MCL that caused him to miss most of the 2010-11 season.

Hunter will still undergo a physical with the Devils' doctors, but he has already been cleared. It sounds like he'll be fine for the start of training camp.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 03:53:00 PM

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