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Eric Hunter
Eric Hunter
Center
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 11, 1986
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Drafted: NYR / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (174th overall)
COLLEGE CAREER
2009-10: Helped Univesity of Alberta capture the 2010 CWUAA Championship. ... Established career-highs in assists (20), points (31), and penalty minutes (50), and tied his career-highs in goals (11) and games played (28). ... Ranked fifth in the CWUAA in points, tied for seventh in assists and 12th in goals. ... Led the CWUAA in game-winning goals and tied for fourth in power-play goals. ... Tallied seven multi-point performances. ... Registered a career-high 10-game point streak from Oct. 30 vs. Manitoba to Nov. 28 at Lethbridge, registering 18 points (six goals and 12 assists) over the span. 2008-09: Ranked seventh on Alberta in goals (8), eighth in points (18), and ninth in assists (10). ... Established career-high in games played (28). 2007-08: Finished the regular season tied for second in goals (11) on Alberta. ... Ranked fifth on the team in points (26) and sixth in assists (15) ... As a first-year player, he ranked 15th in points (26) among all Canada West skaters.

JUNIOR CAREER
2006-07: Finished the regular season tied for third in scoring on the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League (WHL) with 55 points (24 goals and 31 assists). ... Tied for second on the team in shorthanded goals (three) and ranked third in power-play goals (10). 2005-06: Appeared in 71 games for Prince George, tallying 40 goals and 32 assists for 72 points, along with 125 penalty minutes. ... Led Prince George in points, goals, power-play goals (13), and shorthanded goals (five). ... Finished third on the team in assists, penalty minutes and plus-minus rating (plus-11). ... Ranked sixth in the league in goals and 14th in points. ... Tallied three goals and one assist, along with 10 penalty minutes, in five postseason games. ... Led Prince George in playoff scoring with four points. 2002-03: Appeared in 66 games for Prince George, scoring 16 goals and 18 assists for 34 points to earn team Rookie of the Year honors.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2005-06: Participated in the 2005 Canada-Russia Challenge. 2003-04: Appeared in seven games for Canada at 2004 Under-18 World Championship tournament, notching two goals and one assist, alongwith six penalty minutes. 2002-03: Member of Team Canada at 2003 Under-18 Junior World Cup.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
June 27, 2004 -- Selected by Chicago in the eighth round, No. 229 overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. June 24, 2006 – Rangers' sixth round choice, 174th overall, as a re-entry candidate in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.