• Leafs Sign Hunwick

    News: Matt Hunwick signed a two-year, $2.4 million deal with the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, TSN.ca reports.
    Analysis: Matt Hunwick, who notched two goals and nine assists to go along with a plus-17 rating in 55 games for the Rangers this past season, adds veteran depth to a Leafs' blue line that also has Dion Phaneuf, Jake Gardiner, Morgan Rielly, Stephane Robidas, Roman Polak and Tim Erixon under contract for the 2015-16 season, but he remains off the fantasy radar in most formats, despite the change of scenery.
  • Rangers' Hunwick Living On Borrowed Time

    News: Matt Hunwick is a plus-1 with four hits and two blocked shots through four playoff games against Pittsburgh.
    Analysis: While he's not showing up in the points column, Matt Hunwick's presence was invaluable during Wednesday's Game 4 as he played an integral role in the team's possession and Kevin Hayes' game-winning goal. However, the pending return of Kevin Klein will signal the inevitable end to Hunwick's role with the team as they continue their playoff push.
  • Rangers' Hunwick Returns Tuesday

    News: Matt Hunwick (upper body) will return to the Rangers' lineup Tuesday against the Jets.
    Analysis: Matt Hunwick missed Sunday's loss to the Capitals with the injury, but was able to fully participate in the Rangers' gameday skate Tuesday, paving the way for his return. The short absence was fully expected after defenseman Chris Summers was returned to AHL Hartford following Sunday's match.
  • Rangers' Hunwick (Upper Body) Out Sunday

    News: Matt Hunwick (upper body) will not play Sunday.
    Analysis: Matt Hunwick is being held out with an undisclosed upper body injury, and he'll be replaced in the lineup by Chris Summers, who the team recalled from AHL Hartford. Hunwick has tallied three points this month, including a goal against Boston on Saturday night.
  • Rangers' Hunwick Grabs Two Points

    News: Matt Hunwick factored into all of his team's scoring, registering a goal and dishing out an assist in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Panthers.
    Analysis: Slotting back into the lineup with the injury to Kevin Klein, Matt Hunwick has now logged three multi-point outings this season. It's his first goal of the year though, and brings his point total to just nine points, so his fantasy value is restricted to the deepest of formats.
  • Hunwick Is Still Rangers' Sixth Defenseman

    News: Matt Hunwick has gone seven straight games without appearing on the scorer's sheet.
    Analysis: While it's no surprise the third pairing defenseman has not registered a point, he does have a plus-2 and nine hits over that span. With eight points (all assists) in 36 games played, the 29-year-old Matt Hunwick is seemingly head coach Alain Vigneault's choice in most contests over seventh defenseman John Moore.
  • Strangely, Rangers To Sit Hunwick Against Ducks

    News: Matt Hunwick will serve as a healthy scratch in Wednesday's tilt with Anaheim, reports Andrew Gross of The Record.
    Analysis: This is fairly surprising as Matt Hunwick, who has been alternating with John Moore as the team's seventh defensemen, has an eye-popping seven points (two goals) in 12 career games against the Ducks. While Hunwick (eight points in 29 games) is still out-producing Moore (three points in 23 games) it appears the carousel continues for the pair of American blue liners.
  • Rangers' Hunwick Seeing Change In Direction

    News: Matt Hunwick served as a healthy scratch in Monday's 4-3 overtime victory over Pittsburgh.
    Analysis: After the 29-year-old saw his ice time dip under 12 minutes last Saturday against the Red Wings and spent Monday's game in the press box, it appears John Moore has the upper hand on the final defenseman spot right now. However, with seven assists in 23 games, Matt Hunwick has outproduced Moore (who owns three points in 19 games) when given the chance.
  • Rangers' Hunwick Dishes Out Two In Win

    News: Matt Hunwick assisted on two goals in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime victory over the Red Wings.
    Analysis: Matt Hunwick was named the game's second star for his efforts and has now compiled three assists over his last two contests. He'll continue to enjoy a regular role in the New York lineup while all of John Moore (suspension), Dan Boyle (hand) and Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) remain unavailable.
  • Rangers' Hunwick Chipping In

    News: Matt Hunwick registered an assist in Monday's 4-3 loss the Blues.
    Analysis: Matt Hunwick, who started the evening paired with bruiser Dylan McIlrath, is managing to piece some points together. The former seventh round pick (Boston, 2004) has collected all three of his season total three points in the last three games. While we can't guarantee it will continue, he's likely to continue getting time on the power play, where tallied Monday's assist to help open the scoring.