The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Matt Hunwick from the Boston Bruins in exchange for defenseman Colby Cohen.
Hunwick, 25, has skated in all 22 games for the Bruins this season, tallying a goal and two assists with a +4 plus/minus rating. The Warren, Mich., native has appeared in 164 career NHL games, registering 45 points (13g/32a).
“Matt is another young defenseman who can contribute to our lineup right away,” said Avalanche General Manager/Executive Vice President Greg Sherman.
Boston’s sixth choice (seventh round, 224th overall) in the 2004 Entry Draft, Hunwick skated in a career-high 76 games for the Bruins in 2009-10, tallying 14 points (6g/8a). He would go on to dress in all 13 playoff games for Boston, picking up six assists. As a rookie in 2008-09, Hunwick collected 27 points (6g/21a) in 53 games for the Bruins.
Hunwick played four seasons at the University of Michigan, where he was named to the CCHA All-Star Team on three occasions (First Team in 2006-07, Second Team in 2004-05 and 2005-06). He represented the United States at the 2004 and 2005 IIHF World Junior Championships.
Cohen, who was Colorado’s second-round selection (45th overall) in the 2007 Entry Draft, made his NHL debut with Avalanche earlier this month, appearing in three games.