ST. PAUL - Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms with defenseman Brad Hunt on a two-year, $1.4 million contract.
Hunt, 30 (8/24/88), recorded 12 points (5-7=12) and eight penalty minutes (PM) in 42 games with the Vegas Golden Knights and Minnesota Wild during the 2018-19 season. He set career highs in goals, power-play goals (4), game-winning goals (1) and recorded eight (4-4=8) of his 12 points on the power play. The 5-foot-9, 187-pound native of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, tallied five points (3-2=5) including three power-play goals in 29 games with the Wild after being acquired along with a sixth-round selection in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft from the Golden Knights in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on Jan. 21, 2019. Hunt tallied seven points (2-5=7) in 13 games with Vegas.
He owns 39 points (10-29=39), including 23 power play points (8-15=23) in 128 career NHL contests over six seasons with Edmonton, St. Louis, Nashville, Vegas and Minnesota (2013-19). Hunt has also collected 209 points (57-152=209) in 287 career AHL games (2011-2017). The left-shot defenseman played four seasons at Bemidji State University, totaling 112 points (24-88=112) in 150 games (2008-12).