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24 Matt Hunwick D

Buffalo Sabres

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
5%3%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
4610-42117:03
Latest News
  • Sabres' Matt Hunwick: Swapped for draft pick

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/27/18) Hunwick was acquired by Buffalo on Wednesday, along with Conor Sheary, in exchange for a 2019 conditional fourth-round selection, TSN.ca reports.

    Considering the Penguins left Hunwick on the bench in 26 of their final 29 games, it was clear the club would try to shed his $2.25 million cap hit. The defender should have a more consistent role with Buffalo, which may decide to part ways with Josh Gorges or Justin Falk after bringing in another veteran presence.

    Penguins' Matt Hunwick: Won't face buyout

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/11/18) Hunwick's contract will not be bought out by the Penguins, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Considering Hunwick will carry a $2.25 million cap hit for the next two years and spent the entire postseason watching from the sidelines, there was plenty of speculation Pittsburgh would make the move to get out from under his deal. General manager Jim Rutherford put those rumors to bed, saying emphatically "We're not buying anybody out." However, that decision doesn't rule out the possibility the Pens try to trade away the blueliner in order to create some extra cap space heading into the 2018-19 campaign.

    Penguins' Matt Hunwick: Observing from press box

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/10/18) Hunwick spent the entire 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs watching his team from the press box.

    With Chad Ruhwedel turning himself into a penalty-kill expert, there simply wasn't a spot in the lineup available for Hunwick. Signed on the opening day of free agency last summer, Hunwick was supposed to help Pittsburgh replace the departing Ron Hainsey with another capable veteran blueliner. Unfortunately, it didn't work out this year, as injuries and poor play led to the 32-year-old Hunwick logging a mere 42 contests. The Penguins are locked into a deal with the Michigan native for another two seasons at $2.25 million -- unless they can find a way to move him.

    Penguins' Matt Hunwick: Watching team play

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/24/18) Hunwick was relegated to an observer role for Pittsburgh's entire first-round matchup with Philadelphia.

    Hunwick has actually been a healthy scratch in 20 of the Pens' prior 23 outings dating back to March 1. The defenseman has seen his spot on the blue line taken over by Chad Ruhwedel, who has turned himself into a penalty-kill specialist. At this point, the 32-year-old Hunwick will probably need somebody to pick up an injury in order to get into the lineup.

    Penguins' Matt Hunwick: Racks up five PIM

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/30/18) Hunwick picked up a five-minute fighting major in his return to the Penguins lineup against the Devils on Thursday.

    Hunwick served as a healthy scratch for 12 straight outings before being inserted into the lineup versus New Jersey. The defenseman's biggest contribution was dropping the gloves with Miles Wood, earning five PIM in the process. The Michigan native's spot on the blue line should be considered tenuous at best, as he will need to hold off Chad Ruhwedel.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08Boston13011-1000000
2008-09Boston536212715001000
2009-10Boston766814-16111001
2010-11Colorado7311213-15000000
2011-12Colorado33336-3000001
2012-13Colorado430664000000
2013-14Colorado10000000000
2014-15N.Y. Rangers55291117001000
2015-16Toronto602810-17001000
2016-17Toronto72118198000000
2017-18Pittsburgh424610-4011000
5212592117-1212502
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2007-08Boston60.0137:2118510:057:314002
2008-09Boston5810.3900:09104982:1148:56311013
2009-10Boston6010.01365:21173741:2595:52320016
2010-11Colorado1001.01351:241772128:35128:02251010
2011-12Colorado407.5595:5679135:1836:538004
2012-13Colorado570.0925:23124748:01112:0016008
2013-14Colorado10.017:27230:541:010000
2014-15N.Y. Rangers722.8869:52121530:5414:5216008
2015-16Toronto742.71353:49180811:18222:41320016
2016-17Toronto731.41294:2717704:01191:4018008
2017-18Pittsburgh527.7735:2710133:1186:2821108
5934.29546:3612610395:53945:562033093
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2008-09Boston10000000000
2009-10Boston13066-1000000
2014-15N.Y. Rangers60000000000
2016-17Toronto6011-3000000
26077-4000000
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2008-09Boston20.015:59200:490:000000
2009-10Boston150.0285:1736537:4532:032001
2014-15N.Y. Rangers20.070:421111:530:510000
2016-17Toronto100.0153:532020:4713:172001
290.0525:5169841:1446:114002
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/200
Birthdate:
5/21/1985
Age:
33
Hometown:
Warren, MI
Team:
Buffalo Sabres
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NHL Experience: