|BIRTHPLACE:||Warren, MI, USA|
|DRAFTED:||BOS: 2004-224 overall|
|CCHA All-Rookie Team (2004) CCHA Second All-Star Team (2005, 2006) CCHA First All-Star Team (2007) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2007) Traded to Colorado by Boston for Colby Cohen, November 29, 2010. Missed majority of 2011-12 as a healthy reserve.|
Appeared in 33 games for the Avalanche, collecting six points (3g/3a)…Dressed in each of the final 21 contests to end the year, tallying five points (3g/2a) with a +1 rating during that stretch…Made his season debut on Nov. 8 at Detroit…Scored his first goal of the season on Feb. 24 at Columbus, his first goal since Oct. 19, 2010 at Washington (snapped a drought of 81 games)…Assisted on Gabriel Landeskog’s overtime winner on March 12 vs. Anaheim.
2010-11: Was acquired by Colorado from Boston on Nov. 29 and went on to register 10 points (0g/10a) in 51 games with the Avalanche…Skated in a combined 73 games between the Avs and Bruins, collecting 13 points (1g/12a)…Averaged 19:30 of ice time with Colorado…Appeared in all 22 games for the Bruins prior to the trade, tallying a goal and two assists with a +4 plus/ minus rating…Made his Avalanche debut on Nov. 30 vs. Atlanta…Skated in his 200th NHL game on Feb. 26 at Los Angeles…Had a season-high two points (0g/2a) on March 22 vs. Columbus…Missed two games due to a back injury, March 24-26…Logged a season-high 27:52 of ice time on April 1 at Phoenix, the secondhighest total of his career (29:00 on April 5, 2010 at Washington)…Missed the final three games of the season (head).
2009-10: Appeared in a career-high 76 games for the Bruins, collecting 14 points (6g/8a)…Finished tied for second among Boston defensemen in games played and goals…Played as a forward for one game, Dec. 10 vs. Toronto.
2009-10 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 13 playoff games for Boston, tallying six assists… Ranked third on the team and led all Bruins defensemen in assist during the postseason…Recorded his first career playoff point with a helper in Game 1 of the ECQF on April 15 at Buffalo.
2008-09: Tallied 27 points (6g/21a) in 53 games as a rookie with Boston…Scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 17 at Toronto…Compiled a career-high six-game point streak from Nov. 17-28m (3g/5a)…That tied the franchise record for longest scoring streak by a rookie defenseman, equaling Ray Bourque’s six-game stretch from March 12-19, 1980…Had a career-high three points (0g/3a) on Dec. 12 at Atlanta and March 28 at Toronto…Played six games at forward…Missed three contests to flu-like symptoms…Had two stints in Providence (AHL) from Oct. 7-14 and Feb. 24-25.
2008-09 PLAYOFFS: Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 1 of the ECQF on April 16 vs. Montreal but suffered a spleen injury which required a splenectomy on April 18…Missed the remainder of the postseason.
2007-08: Spent most of his first professional season with the Providence Bruins but was recalled by Boston on four occasions, Nov. 9-13, Nov. 17-21, Nov. 22-Dec. 13 and Dec. 22-Jan. 3…Wound up with one assist in 13 games with the Boston Bruins…Made his NHL debut on Nov. 10 vs. Buffalo…Picked up his his first NHL point with an assist on Dec. 8 at Toronto.
2006-07: Served as team captain in his senior year at the University of Michigan…Was selected to the CCHA First All-Star Team and NCAA West Second All-American Team after totaling 27 points (6g/21a) in 41 games…Also named the CCHA’s top defensive defenseman.
2005-06: Named to the CCHA Second All- Star Team as a junior at Michigan…Had 11 goals, 30 points and 70 penalty minutes.
2004-05: Selected to the CCHA Second All-Star Team as a sophomore.
2003-04: Named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team as a freshman at the University of Michigan.
Other: Prior to enrolling at Michigan, spent the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons with the United States National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Helped the United States capture their first-ever World Junior gold medal at the 2004 IIHF World Junior Championship in Finland…Appeared in all six games during that tournament, posting a +2 plus/minus rating…Also represented Team USA at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship in Grand Forks, N.D., collecting four assists in seven games.
Matt and his wife, Adrienne, were married in the summer of 2012…Matt’s brother, Shawn, is a goaltender who is currently playing in Europe…Shawn also played collegiately at the University of Michigan, where he backstopped the Wolverines to the 2011 NCAA Championship Game, and made his NHL debut for the Columbus Blue Jackets at the end of the 2011- 12 season…Matt switched his jersey number from #48 to #22 prior to the start of the 2011-12 campaign…Matt and Erik Johnson made a visit to Father Woody’s homeless shelter during Thanksgiving week of 2011…Helped run a practice for the Avalanche’s Pee Wee Team (the Boulder Bison) on Feb. 4, 2011 in preparation for the 52nd Quebec International Pee Wee Hockey Tournament…Hunwick himself participated in the Quebec Tournament as a young hockey player.