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I love all of the press the Hunwick trade has gotten. I mean, if no one said a word – would it even be noticed that this guy wasn’t on the ice?
Bruin’s defenseman Matt Hunwick was traded yesterday to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for 21-year-old blueliner, Colby Cohen. And if your reaction to that statement was “who for whom?” then, well, I guess that’s pretty understandable.
Hunwick, a career Bruin, skated in 164 games through four seasons and tallied a whopping 13 goals and 32 assists for a total of 45 points. Three of those points (one goal, two assists) came this season. Hunwick also did a few stints in Providence, where he tallied 2 goals and 24 assists in 58 appearances.
Cohen, a former BU Terrier, will be returning to Boston after spending the 2009-10 season in Lake Erie (AHL) before heading out to Colorado at the end of last year. Cohen has played in three games for the Avalanche this season (0-0-0, 4 PIM).
"I’m sort of at a loss for words right now, because there’s not a better place that it’s going to happen … I loved BU, I never realized how much I loved it before I left, and I miss Boston in the worst way.”
Cohen spent three seasons at BU (2007-10) and was the game-winning goal scorer in the 2009 National Championship Game. In 118 games as a Terrier, Cohen recorded 25-53-78 and 181 PIM.
This trade also cleared up enough cap space (approximately 1.4 million) to, when he is ready, active Marc Savard. His return date is still not definite but, according to Bruin’s GM Peter Chiarelli, he is "on the eve of his return”.
Bruins’ fans can expect one more player to get the axe this season, as Marco Sturm is close to returning after suffering from a knee injury.
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