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Matt Hunwick | Defenseman | #2

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 7 (224) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Hunwick returned to action on Sunday from an illness.
He missed Tuesday's game because he was feeling under the weather. Hunwick logged 23:02 of ice time against the Islanders and he finished with a plus-2 rating. Mon, Dec 28, 2015 02:33:00 AM

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Matt Hunwick will miss Tuesday's game in Arizona due to an illness.

He leads the Leafs in average ice time at 22:23 per match. Hunwick has no goals and three assists in 32 games.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 02:54:00 PM

Matt Hunwick has been paired with Dion Phaneuf at training camp.

It looks like he will start the regular season alongside the Leafs' captain. Hunwick was signed to two-year contract in the summer after he played in 55 games with the Rangers in 2014-15.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 11:00:00 AM

The Maple Leafs have signed defenseman Matt Hunwick to a 2-year, $2.4 million contract.

Hunwick will slot in as a 6th-7th defenseman in Toronto and does not really have any fantasy value given that he registered only 11 points in 55 games last season.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 12:16:00 PM

Matt Hunwick will become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post.

The Rangers were interested in keeping the defenseman but now will likely look within the franchise for their seventh defenseman. Hunwick had 11 points in 55 regular season games as he was a healthy scratch on numerous occasions.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 03:33:00 PM

The Rangers are interested in keeping pending unrestricted free agent Matt Hunwick, according to the New York Post’s Larry Brooks.

Hunwick, the team’s seventh defenseman, filled in admirably when he drew into the lineup. In 55 regular season games, he recorded 11 points, and he also got into six playoff games, though he was pointless. The 30-year-old made $600,00 last season. Teams could do much worse than Hunwick as a last-pair blueliner.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 11:26:00 PM

In a last-second switch, Matt Hunwick has tagged in for James Sheppard for the Rangers in Friday night's Game 7 against the Lightning.

Hunwick hasn't played since Game 5's clincher against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and plays defense. He has no points in five games this postseason. Which indicates that the Rangers will run with seven defenders and just 11 forwards. Sheppard meanwhile scored during New York's Game 6 romp over Tampa, which adds an extra level of curiosity to the lineup change. Sheppard has just two points in 13 games this postseason.
Fri, May 29, 2015 08:12:00 PM

The New York Rangers will continue to roll out the same lineup on Tuesday night in Game 6 versus Tampa Bay, a potential elimination game.

The Rangers come in trailing in the Eastern Conference Final series 3-2, but Coach Vigneault believes in his group enough to not make a change. Albeit, he has Matt Hunwick, Chris Summers, and Ryan Bourque to choose from.
Source: Corey Long
Tue, May 26, 2015 05:27:00 PM

The New York Rangers will continue to roll out the same lineup on Sunday night in Game 5 versus Tampa Bay.

Perhaps if Keith Yandle or Dan Boyle hadn't accumulated a goal and five points each over the last trio of games, a change would have been made to the blue line. And perhaps if one of Tanner Glass, James Sheppard, or Jesper Fast hadn't stepped up their respective games, a change would have come to the forward corps. But as it is, there will be no lineup changes as the Rangers look to take a 3-2 series lead over Tampa Bay. Meaning Matt Hunwick, Chris Summers, and Ryan Bourque will continue to watch from the press box instead.
Sun, May 24, 2015 05:41:00 PM

The New York Rangers will continue to roll out the same lineup on Friday night in Tampa Bay for Game 4.

Down in the series 2-1 and having given up a dozen goals over the last two games, it wouldn't have been surprising to see Coach Vigneault make a lineup change. But it appears that Matt Hunwick, Chris Summers, and Ryan Bourque will continue to watch from the press box instead.
Source: Corey Long
Fri, May 22, 2015 05:26:00 PM

The Rangers will continue using the same lineup in Wednesday night's Game 3 matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

That means defensemen Matt Hunwick and Chris Summers and forward Ryan Bourque will all be healthy scratches once again for Game 3 in Tampa Bay. Hunwick played in five games, all versus Pittsburgh in the first round, when Kevin Klien was sidelined due to an injury. Summers and Bourque have to see game action and it doesn't appear they will as the Rangers look to advance to a second straight Stanley Cup appearance.
Wed, May 20, 2015 05:44:00 PM

Matt Hunwick, Chris Summers, and Ryan Bourque will be healthy scratches once again for Game 2 against the Lightning Monday night.

The Rangers have used the same lineup since Game 5 versus the Penguins in the first round and are unlikely to change anything going forward. With Kevin Klein fully healthy now, Hunwick has been scratched in each of the last eight Rangers games. If Tanner Glass was unable to go, Bourque would’ve played in his first career postseason game, but that’s not the case. Summers doesn’t expect to crack the Rangers lineup during the playoff run.
Mon, May 18, 2015 08:07:00 PM

The Rangers will not make any changes to their lineup for Game 7 Wednesday night against the Washington Capitals.

Matt Hunwick is the most notable scratch for the Rangers as he played in all five games against the Penguins in the Rangers opening playoff matchup, but has not dressed versus Washington with Kevin Klein fully healthy and able to play every game. Chris Summers and Ryan Bourque are also listed as healthy scratches for Game 7. Mats Zuccarello (concussion) remains out indefinitely and will be forced to watch from the press box once again.
Wed, May 13, 2015 07:14:00 PM

The NY Rangers will go with the same lineup they have been on Sunday in Game Six as they try to force a seventh game.

Defenseman Matt Hunwick, who has not played since Game Five against the Penguins, will be joined by defender Chris Summers and forward Ryan Bourque. Of the three, only Hunwick has a modicum of potential fantasy value with six points in 13 career games. Albeit none this postseason.
Source: Katie Brown
Sun, May 10, 2015 05:20:00 PM

Coach Alain Vigneault will not make any lineup changes for Game Five against the Washington Capitals. The Rangers trail the series 3-1.

Hunwick, who played in each of the five games against Pittsburgh, has not appeared in the series with Washington. And so continues for Chris Summers and Ryan Bourque as well.
Fri, May 8, 2015 05:45:00 PM

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