Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Matt Hunwick from the Providence Bruins (AHL).
Hunwick was assigned to Providence yesterday, and played in the AHL club’s 3-2 victory over the Hartford Wolfpack last night at the Hartford Civic Center.
This is the third time this season that Hunwick has been recalled by Boston this year since being assigned to Providence at the end of the preseason. He has appeared in two games for the Bruins, including his NHL debut on November 10 in a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres at the TD Banknorth Garden.
While with Providence, Hunwick has appeared in 12 games this season, recording four assists and a plus/minus rating of +11.
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.