Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Matt Hunwick from the Providence Bruins (AHL). Hunwick traveled to Montreal this morning and has joined the team.
This will be Hunwick's second stint with the Bruins this season as he was recalled by Boston on Friday, November 9, and made his NHL debut, playing 15:37 in the Bruins 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on November 10 at the TD Banknorth Garden.
Hunwick has appeared in 11 games for Providence this season, recording four assists. 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 9-6-2 Bruins take on the Montreal Canadiens tonight at the Bell Centre in Montreal at 7:00 p.m. ET.
The Bruins return to Boston when the host the New York Islanders at the TD Banknorth Garden on Friday, November 23 at Noon ET.