Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has assigned defenseman Matt Hunwick to the Providence Bruins (AHL).
Hunwick was recalled by the Bruins on Friday, November 9, and made his NHL debut, playing 15:37 in the Bruins 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night at the TD Banknorth Garden. Before joining Boston, Hunwick appeared in nine games for Providence this season, recording four assists and a plus/minus rating of +7.
During his collegiate career, the 22-year-old Warren, MI native played in 163 games for the University of Michigan from 2003-2007, notching 24 goals and 73 assists in his four seasons. Selected in the seventh round (224th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Hunwick competed with Team USA at two different World Junior Championships in 2004 and 2005 and was a teammate of current Bruins Mark Stuart (2004) and Phil Kessel (2005) on those teams.
The 8-6-2 Bruins return to action on Thursday night at the TD Banknorth Garden when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:00 p.m.