Trent Hunter

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Trent Hunter
Trent Hunter.jpg
Born (1980-07-05) July 5, 1980 (age 34)
Red Deer, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
New York Islanders
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 150th overall, 1998
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 2002–present

Trent Hunter (born July 5, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger, who currently an Unrestricted Free Agent. He has previously played with the New York Islanders and Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Originally drafted in the sixth round (150th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Hunter was traded to the New York Islanders for a 4th round draft pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He set franchise records for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League in all three scoring categories (30–35–65). He made his NHL debut in the 2002 Playoffs, registering 1 goal and 1 assist in 4 games.

Hunter broke into the NHL full-time with the Islanders in 2003–2004 and was tied for first on the team in goals (25, with Mariusz Czerkawski) and tied for total points (51, with Oleg Kvasha). He finished third in voting for the Calder Trophy in 2004, losing to Andrew Raycroft of the Boston Bruins.

During the 2004-05 lockout season, Hunter played in Nyköping in Swedish Allsvenskan, becoming an instant hit with the club's fans for his NHL skills and aggressive play. The most influential player in the squad, Hunter came close to leading the unfancied club to promotion, leading the side to a sensational 5-4 victory against multiple Swedish champions Brynäs away from home in the playoffs. In the end, a defeat in the return leg ended Nyköping's hopes.

Hunter then become an important player for the Islanders. He was consistently among the league leaders in hits and was one of the Islanders best penalty killers.

On July 28, 2011, Hunter was traded to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for winger Brian Rolston. Traded to the Devils for salary cap purposes, on August 1, 2011, Hunter was placed on waivers by the Devils along with Colin White. He was then bought out from the final two years of his contract on August 2 after clearing.[1]

On September 14, 2011 it was announced that Hunter would sign a professional tryout contract with the Los Angeles Kings to attend the pre-season camp for the 2011–12 campaign. He was then signed to a one-year contract with the Kings on September 30, 2011. After producing only 7 points in 38 games with the Kings, he was cleared from waivers and re-assigned to AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs for the remainder of the season.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Hunter, playing for the New York Islanders.
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Red Deer AMHL 42 30 25 55 50
1997–98 Prince George Cougars WHL 60 13 14 27 34 8 1 0 1 4
1998–99 Prince George Cougars WHL 50 18 20 38 34 7 2 5 7 2
1999–00 Prince George Cougars WHL 67 46 49 95 47 13 7 15 22 6
2000–01 Springfield Falcons AHL 57 18 17 35 14
2001–02 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 80 30 35 65 30 17 8 11 19 6
2001–02 New York Islanders NHL 4 1 1 2 2
2002–03 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 70 30 41 71 39 9 7 4 11 10
2002–03 New York Islanders NHL 8 0 4 4 4
2003–04 New York Islanders NHL 77 25 26 51 16 4 0 0 0 4
2004–05 Nykopings Hockey Swe.1 33 13 12 25 73 4 5 3 8 2
2005–06 New York Islanders NHL 82 16 19 35 34
2006–07 New York Islanders NHL 77 20 15 35 22 5 3 0 3 0
2007–08 New York Islanders NHL 82 12 29 41 43
2008–09 New York Islanders NHL 55 14 17 31 41
2009–10 New York Islanders NHL 61 11 17 28 18
2010–11 New York Islanders NHL 17 1 3 4 23
2011–12 Los Angeles Kings NHL 38 2 5 7 8
2011–12 Manchester Monarchs AHL 20 4 6 10 8 4 0 1 1 0
2012–13 Bentley Generals ChHL 2 2 0 2 4
NHL totals 497 101 135 236 209 14 4 1 5 6

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