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Matt Hunwick | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Matt Hunwick will not be in the Colorado lineup Monday as he is out with a torso injury.

Hunwick 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.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 07:24:00 AM

Matt Hunwick participated in his first game of the 2013 campaign on Thursday.

Hunwick 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.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 10:10:00 AM

Matt Hunwick will make his season debut on Thursday.

Hunwick 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.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 09:33:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenseman Matt Hunwick to a two-year/$3.2 million contract.

Hunwick has little fantasy value as he had three goals and six points in 33 games with a minus-three rating. He was a healthy scratch in 49 of Colorado's first 61 games before playing in the last 21 straight. Look for Hunwick to be a sixth defenseman in Colorado next season.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Jun 8, 2012 06:17:00 AM

Matt Hunwick has now played in eight straight games after being a healthy scratch in 49 of the Avalanche's first 61 games.

Hunwick did not make waves when he was sitting in the press box and that impressed coach Joe Sacco. "He's forced my hand. He's been really good since he's been back in the lineup, and the one thing about Matt is he's a consummate professional," Sacco said. "He's the most fit guy, and he prepares himself. The reason he's able to come in and play the way he has after being in and out of the lineup, mostly out, is he doesn't wait for the opportunity to prepare. He's already prepared, so when the opportunity comes, he's ready to go. He's diligent, a very determined kid and a good pro." He has only two goals and three points in 20 games so he has little fantasy value.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Mar 10, 2012 06:16:00 AM

Matt Hunwick was the only Colorado Avalanche to light the lamp on Saturday night in their 5-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The 26-year-old's goal was just his second of the year in 17 games, and he's now got three points. Paul Stasny and Gabriel Landeskog had the helpers on the goal. Erik Johnson was on the ice for a team-high four goals against to give him a negative-six for the season.
Sat, Mar 3, 2012 11:59:00 PM

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