Though he was prevented from joining the Oilers in Calgary on Sunday, Brad Hunt sounds like he’s prepared to make up for lost time.
“I just want to help the team with whatever they need help with,” said the defenceman. “I just want to play my game, what’s been making me successful down [in Bakersfield], and get pucks to the net and hopefully the boys can bang ’em in.”
In 26 games with the Condors, Hunt has scored six goals and added 17 assists for a total of 23 points — leading the AHL team.
Hunt’s performance with the Oilers AHL affiliate has remained steady as the Condors navigate player absences themselves due to injuries and Edmonton recalls. Bakersfield currently has a 13-11-2-1 record.
“A lot of change with injuries and guys getting called up but that’s just the way it is,” he said. “The team’s done a great job fighting through that and getting a couple of wins after Christmas break so they can go into the New Year with a little bit of confidence.”