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Garet Hunt
Garet Hunt
Garet Hunt with the Vancouver Giants in 2007.
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
AHL Team Worcester Sharks
Born October 14 1987 (1987-10-14) (age 29),
Maple Ridge, BC, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2008present


Garet Hunt (born October 14, 1987 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger who is currently playing for the Stockton Thunder of the East Coast Hockey League and is a prospect for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is best known to play in the style of an agitator.

Playing careerEdit

Hunt began his junior career with the Chilliwack Chiefs of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). In 2004–05, he joined the Vancouver Giants of the major junior Western Hockey League (WHL). He would go on to play four seasons with the Giants and establish himself as an effective agitator, while helping the club to the 2006 President's Cup championship as WHL champions and the 2007 Memorial Cup championship as Canadian major junior champions (although Hunt missed the entirety of the 2007 playoffs due to a broken leg).[1] In his final year of junior in 2007–08, he recorded WHL career-highs with 18 points and 239 penalty minutes in addition to a league-high 27 fighting majors.[2]

Undrafted at the end of his junior career, Hunt was signed to a minor league contract with the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Although he was signed to play with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (AHL),[2] Hunt was assigned to the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL for his professional rookie season in 2008–09. During his rookie season with the Thunder, Hunt played 69 games and contributed 16 points (5 goals and 11 assists). He also finished second in the ECHL with 248 penalty minutes.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL 55 6 5 11 203 11 0 1 1 4
2004–05 Vancouver Giants WHL 23 1 2 3 44 1 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Vancouver Giants WHL 51 2 7 9 103 18 1 0 1 17
2006–07 Vancouver Giants WHL 57 6 5 11 156
2007–08 Vancouver Giants WHL 62 7 11 18 239 10 0 1 1 6
2008–09 Stockton Thunder ECHL 63 5 11 16 248 13 3 0 3 22
2008–09 Springfield Falcons AHL 1 0 0 0 2
AHL Totals 1 0 0 0 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hunt makes most of last WHL season. Hockey Now. Retrieved on 2008-10-22.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Giants pest Hunt signs minor-league deal with Oilers. The Province (2008-05-02). Retrieved on 2008-11-22.

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