Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has assigned defenseman Matt Hunwick to the Providence Bruins (AHL). Hunwick will join Providence for their game against the Hartford Wolfpack tonight.
Recalled by Boston on two separate occasions this year, Hunwick saw action in two games for the Bruins, which were the first of his NHL career. While with Providence, Hunwick has appeared in 11 games this season, recording four assists and a plus/minus rating of +10. 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 played with current Bruins Mark Stuart (2004) and Phil Kessel (2005) on those teams.
Coming off a come-from-behind 4-2 victory at Toronto Tuesday night, the Boston Bruins have a home-and-home series with the New York Islanders this weekend. On Friday, the B's will host the Islanders at 12:00 noon at the TD Banknorth Garden and on Saturday they will travel to New York for a 7:00 p.m. game at the Nassau Coliseum.