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Avalanche Acquires Hunwick

by Staff Writer / Colorado Avalanche

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.

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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.

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