BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the team has assigned defenseman Matt Hunwick to the Providence Bruins (AHL).
Hunwick appeared in 13 games for Boston this year and recorded the first point of his NHL career on December 8, 2007 with an assist against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
While with Providence this season, Hunwick made 16 appearances registering one goal, four assists and a plus/minus rating of +16.
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 by Boston 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.
The Bruins have four home games over the next eight days, beginning tonight when they host the Washington Capitals at the TD Banknorth Garden at 7:00 p.m. ET.