Defenseman Tallied Assist in Only Game for Providence

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 17th season in the American Hockey League, announced that the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins have recalled defenseman Matt Hunwick. With the move, the P-Bruins have 23 players on their roster, including 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

Hunwick, 23, was assigned to Providence yesterday and recorded an assist in Providence's 3-2 shootout loss to the Manchester Monarchs last night, giving him three assists in three AHL games this season. The second-year blue-liner has also played in 38 NHL games, scoring three goals and adding 12 assists, along with a plus-nine rating. Hunwick tallied 14 of his 15 points in his first 18 games for Boston, including a career-best three assists on December 12, 2008 versus the Atlanta Thrashers. The defenseman also registered points in six straight games in mid-to-late-October, totaling eight points (3g, 5a) over that stretch. He played in his 100th professional game on January 10 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Hunwick is coming off of a rookie season split between Boston and Providence, notching one assist in 13 games over four call-ups to the big club and 23 points (2g, 21a) in 55 contests for the P-Bruins. Prior to turning pro, Hunwick played in 163 games for the University of Michigan Wolverines, scoring 24 goals and adding 73 assists for 97 points. The two-year captain at Michigan and native of nearby Sterling Heights was drafted by Boston 224th overall in the seventh round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

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