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Matt Hunwick | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
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Matt Hunwick will take over for John Moore on Kevin Klein's left side Tuesday night in Calgary.
Coach Vigneault doesn't like having his players sit for too many games in a row, but given that Hunwick has a dozen games of experience against Calgary to Moore's five, perhaps this switch had a bit of extra motivation behind it. Dec 16 - 8:52 PM

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Matt Hunwick will be a healthy scratch in Edmonton on Sunday night.

After cruising to a 5-1 victory over Vancouver last night, Coach Vigneault has decided not to make any defensive changes. Hunwick has had an effective season with the Rangers, notching seven points, 27 hits, and 28 blocks in his 23 games thus far.
Dec 14 - 8:14 PM

Matt Hunwick is projected to play on Thursday after spending Tuesday's game in the press box.

Hunwick had 10 goals and 31 points in 52 AHL contests in 2013-14. He is likely to be paired with Marc Staal.
Oct 16 - 8:49 AM

Matt Hunwick will start on Saturday as John Moore's defensive partner.

They will be together on the third unit as Hunwick will play on the right side after spending most of his career on the left side of the ice. "We tried him [on the right] during training camp and he looked comfortable," coach Alain Vigneault said. "I would say that he’s probably more comfortable on the left side, but in this game you’ve got to be able to play more than one position." He has no fantasy value at this point.
Source: NY Post
Oct 11 - 7:55 AM

Matt Hunwick seems set to serve as the Rangers' seventh defenseman this season.

Hunwick's main competition, Mike Kostka, has been placed on waivers. Hunwick, 29, has 292 games worth of NHL experience, but he spent the vast majority of the 2013-14 campaign in the minors.
Oct 6 - 6:00 AM

Matt Hunwick and Mike Kostka are battling it out for the seventh spot on the blueline for the New York Rangers.

Both players were signed as unrestricted free agents on July 1 and will get the opportunity to replace Anton Stralman who left for Tampa Bay. Hunwick and Kostka are depth players who should not be rostered on your fantasy squad.
Source: NY Post
Sep 20 - 10:40 AM

Matt Hunwick has agreed to a one-year deal worth $600,000 with the New York Rangers.

With 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.
Jul 1 - 4:17 PM

Matt Hunwick has been assigned to the minors by Colorado.

He 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.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 06:05:00 PM

Matt Hunwick has been placed on waivers.

Ryan 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.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 01:02:00 PM

Matt Hunwick cleared waivers Wednesday and remains a member of the Colorado Avalanche.

The 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.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 12:42:00 PM

Colorado Avalanche place Matt Hunwick on waivers.

It 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.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 01:00:00 PM

Matt Hunwick has agreed to join Team USA for the upcoming IIHF World Championships.

Hunwick 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.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 09:33:00 AM

Matt Hunwick registered an assist in Tuesday's contest.

That 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.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 09:42:00 AM

Matt Hunwick (torso) will return to the Colorado Avalanche's lineup on Thursday.

Hunwick was on the ice Wednesday for the first time in a week. The Avalanche needed reinforcements now that defenseman Erik Johnson (head) is out.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 09:35:00 AM

Matt Hunwick (torso) skated Wednesday for the first time in a week.

He's expected to replace Erik Johnson (head) in the lineup, so it looks like he'll be ready to return Thursday night at Minnesota.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 05:15:00 PM

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C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Chris Kreider
2Carl Hagelin
3Tanner Glass
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Rick Nash
4Lee Stempniak
5Jesper Fast
6Kevin Hayes
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Marc Staal
4Kevin Klein
5John Moore
6Matt Hunwick
7Dan Boyle
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot