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Matt Hunwick | Defenseman | #2

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 191
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 7 (224) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Hunwick (sports hernia surgery) should be ready for training camp.
He saw most of ice time alongside Morgan Rielly in a shut-down role with the Leafs in 2015-16. Hunwick contributed 10 points in 60 matches. Apr 12 - 8:48 AM
Source: Toronto Sun

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Updating an earlier item, Matt Hunwick will have sports hernia surgery.

The procedure has a 10-week recovery period and he should be back skating in July. Hunwick suffered the injury back on Feb. 13 against Vancouver. He will miss the rest of the 2015-16 season.
Mar 8 - 1:36 PM

Matt Hunwick has been shut down for the rest of the season.

Coach Mike Babcock said that Hunwick will have season-ending surgery on a recurring injury. Hunwick is second on the Leafs in average ice time per game and he has contributed 10 points in 60 contests.
Mar 8 - 1:26 PM

Matt Hunwick notched a goal for the Maple Leafs in their 4-1 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Hunwick’s second of the season came at 5:29 of the first period. He has nine points on the year, so he’s far from being fantasy relevant. Brendan Leipsic and Brad Boyes picked up the assists.
Feb 27 - 10:09 PM

Matt Hunwick is ready to return to action.

He had been sidelined for the past week due to an undisclosed injury. Hunwick will suit up against Montreal Saturday night alongside Morgan Rielly.
Feb 27 - 11:59 AM

Matt Hunwick has not resumed practices yet because of a lower-body injury.

The injury has sidelined Hunwick for the last two games. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 22 - 11:16 AM

Matt Hunwick won't suit up in Thursday's game against the Rangers because of an undisclosed injury.

He's considered day-to-day at this point. We'll provide an update on his status as soon as the Leafs make one available.
Feb 18 - 7:44 PM

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

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

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