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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 is projected to be a healthy scratch in Game 1 of the Rangers' second round series.
Rangers coach Alain Vigneault indicated that defenseman Kevin Klein would be in the lineup. Hunwick was in the lineup for five contestsin the Rangers' seven-game series against Washington. Apr 30 - 9:49 AM

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Matt Hunwick will return from his one-game absence to face the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Hunwick will pair with Keith Yandle to form their third defensive unit. Hunwick has had a nice season for himself, posting 11 points, 40 blocks, and 48 hits over 48 games.
Mar 31 - 6:55 PM

Matt Hunwick (upper-body) won't play in Sunday's game against Washington.

The 29-year-old has two goals, 11 points and a plus-17 rating in 48 games this season. He should be considered day-to-day at this point.
Mar 29 - 1:22 PM

Matt Hunwick scored what turned out to be the eventual game-winner, and added an assist, in the Rangers' 2-1 victory over the Panthers on Sunday evening.

March 17th, 2012. That's the last time Hunwick put the puck past a goalie. A span of 93 games, while with the Avalanche at Madison Square Garden no less. Hunwick has been a solid contributor to the Rangers' blue line all season long, and won out over John Moore. Hunwick may not have much of a place on your fantasy squad with a goal, nine points, 37 blocks, and 42 hits through 42 games this season, but it's nice to see a journeyman finally find some success.
Mar 15 - 9:12 PM

Matt Hunwick will draw into the Rangers lineup on Saturday.

Hunwick will replace the injured Kevin Klein and this could be his big break as Hunwick is expected to be out for three-four weeks. He'll likely play alongside Keith Yandle in even-man situations but certainly will not on the power play. Hunwick has eight assists in 40 games this season but is a plus-12.
Mar 14 - 8:31 AM

Defenseman Matt Hunwick and forward James Sheppard will both be healthy scratches Wednesday night.

The Rangers will use the same lineup from Tuesday night when they defeated the Islanders 2-1 in Long Island, which means Hunwick and Sheppard will be out. Hunwick hasn’t appeared in a game since the Rangers acquired Keith Yandle, a span of seven consecutive games, and has eight assists in 40 games with a plus 12 rating. Sheppard has played in just two games with the Rangers since being dealt by the Sharks and has scored five goals and 11 assists in 59 games overall this season.
Mar 11 - 6:13 PM

Matt Hunwick will watch from the press box again Wednesday night vs. Detroit.

Hunwick hasn’t seen game action since playing versus the Flames back on February 24th and will continue to be an extra with the Rangers now having a solidified group of starting defensemen. In 40 games this season, he has eight assists and a plus 12 rating. He undoubtedly carries no fantasy value.
Mar 4 - 5:10 PM

Matt Hunwick will be out as a healthy scratch Monday night versus Nashville.

Hunwick had been splitting time with John Moore this season, but with the Rangers sending Moore and others to the Coyotes in exchange for Keith Yandle, who is expected to suit up Wednesday, Hunwick will find himself in the press box more often. On the season he recorded eight assists in 40 games played and was not a fantasy factor, so this shouldn’t change much in the fantasy world.
Mar 2 - 5:21 PM

Matt Hunwick will be scratched against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night, meaning John Moore will play instead.

Hunwick has little fantasy value with just eight points, eight penalty minutes, 37 blocks, and 42 hits this season through 40 games this season.
Source: Jim Cerny
Feb 28 - 6:32 PM

Matt Hunwick will sit out of Thursday night's contest with Arizona as John Moore pairs with Dan Boyle on the third unit.

Unfortunately, neither Moore nor Hunwick own any fantasy value with just a dozen points between them and little else to show for their collective efforts.
Feb 26 - 6:48 PM

Matt Hunwick will be scratched as John Moore pairs with Dan Boyle to form the Rangers' third defensive unit against the Blue Jackets on Sunday.

Unfortunately, neither Moore nor Hunwick own any fantasy value with just a dozen points between them.
Feb 22 - 7:13 PM

Matt Hunwick will take a seat as John Moore gets his turn to play on Thursday night versus the Vancouver Canucks.

Moore will pair with Dan Boyle to form New York's third pairing, but holds no fantasy value with just four points and a dozen PIMs over 34 games this season.
Feb 19 - 6:36 PM

Matt Hunwick and J.T. Miller will sit together for a second straight game Wednesday night against Boston.

Miller and Hunwick were both the odd men out in Monday’s game against the Panthers and the Rangers will roll with the same lineup once again versus the Bruins Wednesday. John Moore will stay in the lineup in place of Hunwick and Lee Stempniak will take over Miller’s spot. Hunwick has tallied eight assists in 34 games while Miller has scored five goals and five assists in 25 games played this season.
Feb 4 - 5:28 PM

Matt Hunwick and J.T. Miller won't play against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday.

Both players will be healthy scratches. Miller has been a big disappointment since being taken by the Blue Shirts in the first round of the 2011 draft. Hunwick has skated in 34 games for the Rangers and he has just eight assists during that span.
Jan 29 - 7:08 PM

Matt Hunwick will play along side of Kevin Klein to form the New York Rangers' third defensive unit, as John Moore takes a seat Tuesday night against the New York Islanders.

In 60 combined games, Moore and Hunwick have put forth just a dozen points. All assists. With little else to show for their efforts, one cannot advice you include either defender on your roster.
Jan 27 - 5:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Carl Hagelin
4James Sheppard
5Ryan Bourque
6Tanner Glass
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Jesper Fast
4Kevin Hayes
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Matt Hunwick
8Chris Summers
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cam Talbot