Hunt signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Panthers on Wednesday.
Hunt spent most of the 2018-19 season in the minors, racking up 23 goals and 44 points in 51 games, but he also made 31 appearances with the big club, notching three goals and 10 points over that span. The 23-year-old forward will likely have a similar role in 2019-20, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on him at this point.
Hunt was qualified by the Panthers on Tuesday.
Hunt's strong minor-league campaign, 23 goals and 21 assists in 51 games, likely served to convince team brass to keep him along a while longer. The winger also logged 31 contests in the NHL, in which he put up 10 points, 53 shots and 65 hits. Under the terms of his qualifying offer, the 22-year-old would earn $813,750 on a two-way deal.
Hunt was reassigned to AHL Springfield on Friday, George Richards of The Athletic reports.
Hunt will see action in five minor-league contests with the Thunderbirds in order to further his development and help the club's long-shot chances of making the Calder Cup playoffs. The winger ended his time in the NHL on a bit of a roll, with four points in his last four outings. While the 22-year-old saw action in just 31 games this season, his performance should earn him consideration for a more permanent spot on the 23-man roster next year.
Hunt picked up a goal and an assist during Thursday's 5-2 win over the Senators.
His goal was one of two empty-net tallies the Panthers scored in the last two minutes. Hunt now has three goals in his last seven games after playing his first 32 career games without one. The 23-year-old has been in and out of the lineup this season but should have a more consistent role in the Cats' bottom six next year.
Hunt scored his second career goal in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
After spending the first 32 games of his career without a goal, Hunt has scored in two straight. He added two hits, two shots and three blocked shots Thursday. The undrafted 23-year-old has six points in 23 appearances this season, as well as 42 shots on goal.
Hunt threw a game-high six shots on goal during Friday's 6-2 win over the Wild.
Even though none of the shots managed to find the back of the net, it is clear that Hunt is determined to pot his first NHL goal very soon. Through 21 games this season, Hunt has collected four assists and 36 shots on goal.
Hunt was recalled from AHL Springfield and will play Monday in Colorado.
Hunt has appeared in 24 games for the Panthers over the last two seasons with a pair of assists to show for it. The 23-year-old will likely stay at the NHL level until Colton Sceviour (hand) returns from injured reserve.
Hunt was sent back to AHL Springfield on Friday, George Richards of The Athletic reports.
The team hasn't revealed who will rejoin the lineup, but it's safe to say a pair of forwards are ready to return for the Panthers with Hunt and Anthony Greco both being shipped back to the minors. Hunt should remain near the top of the list for a recall should more injuries arise in the future.
Hunt looks to be joining Jonathan Huberdeau and Jared McCann on the second line for Friday's contest against the Sabres, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Hunt managed an assist in the first game of his NHL call-up back on Nov. 19, but hasn't produced any offense since. In Wednesday's game against the Ducks, he got off five shots on goal in 14:02 of ice time but couldn't find the back of the net. Hunt replaces Frank Vatrano, who will move to the third line but likely retain his spot on the second power-play unit.
Hunt was recalled by the Panthers on Sunday.
Hunt has been solid with AHL Springfield thus far, scoring eight goals and adding four assists in 15 games. The 22-year-old is expected to work in a bottom-six role, and his first chance to enter the lineup will be a road contest Monday versus the Senators.
Hunt was sent down to the minors Monday, George Richards of The Athletic reports.
Hunt managed 11 games for the Panthers last year, in which he tallied one assist, 12 shots and a minus-5 rating while averaging a mere 10:34 of ice time. The winger figures to once again log the majority of his time with the Thunderbirds as he continues to develop his game.
Hunt was reassigned to AHL Springfield on Sunday, per the official AHL transactions report
The undrafted rookie has skated in 11 games for the Panthers this season, recording a single assist and putting just 12 shots on goal. Hunt will return to the minors -- where he's logged five goals and eight points in 13 games -- in an attempt to rediscover his offensive touch.
Hunt was promoted from AHL Springfield on Thursday.
This will mark the first official call-up of Hunt's career as he replaces Chase Balisy who was sent down on Wednesday. Whether the 21-year-old Hunt will slot into the lineup for Friday's matchup with Buffalo remains to be seen, but a few days in a NHL locker room probably will do the youngster some good, even if he doesn't crack the game-day lineup.
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