Brad Hunt
Brad Hunt
31-Year-Old DefensemanD
Minnesota Wild
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Hunt split time between Minnesota and Vegas last season, managing to put up a respectable 12 points in 42 total games. The 30-year-old found himself scratched a majority of the time in Vegas, but was given a solid opportunity once he found a new home with the Wild. Hunt was recently given a two-year, one-way deal by the Wild this offseason, which suggests the team values him. However, he's not likely to see much premium ice time this upcoming season with fellow defenseman Mathew Dumba expected back following a lengthy injury absence. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $1.4 million extension with the Wild in June of 2019.
Posts two points
DMinnesota Wild
October 12, 2019
Hunt scored a goal and added a power-play assist in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Penguins.
ANALYSIS
Hunt set up Jason Zucker for a power-play tally in the second period, and then the defender scored an even-strength goal in the final frame. Hunt had three shots on goal in the contest. The 31-year-old has four points in as many games to start the year, and he's posted 10 shots on goal.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:32
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:45
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:14
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
16:39
2:23
0:04
2018–19
15:10
2:58
0:01
2018–19
14:46
2:10
0:01
2019–20
15:32
1:45
0:14
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After splitting time between the Oilers, Predators and Blues, Hunt was selected by Vegas in the expansion draft. The 29-year-old managed 18 points in 45 regular-season games but was scratched during the team's lengthy playoff run. With only 78 career NHL games under his belt and the fact he's approaching his age-30 season, Hunt doesn't offer much fantasy value in the majority of settings. However, he has a decent shot and racked up 12 power-play points in 2017-18, so if he does get into the lineup, Hunt could be worth scooping up in some deeper leagues.
Hunt managed a surprising six points in 12 games between the Predators and Blues last year, but his three points in 21 previous NHL appearances suggest he has almost no chance of matching that pace over an extended period. Vegas is deep enough on the blue line that Hunt will probably spend most of his time in either the AHL or the press box, so there’s little reason to expect the undersized 28-year-old to contribute much.
Hunt's size (5-9, 188 lbs) may never allow him to be a full-time blue liner, but rather a depth defenseman who can answer the call when needed for a few games here and there. The Oilers are certainly weak on defense, so he could get another cup of coffee with the team this season. But he'll need to prove he's more than a pint-sized, power-play quarterback from the AHL.
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Source of offense
DMinnesota Wild
October 10, 2019
Hunt scored a goal Thursday and finished Minnesota's 5-2 loss to the Jets with a team-high six shots.
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Gets role on power play
DMinnesota Wild
October 4, 2019
Hunt had an assist on the power play in 14:06 of ice time in Thursday's loss to Nashville.
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Back after brief absence
DMinnesota Wild
September 26, 2019
Hunt returned to practice Wednesday after dealing with back spasms, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
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Absent from practice Tuesday
DMinnesota Wild
Back
September 24, 2019
Hunt missed Tuesday's practice session due to back spasms, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Sticking around in Minny
DMinnesota Wild
June 24, 2019
Hunt signed a two-year, one-way contract extension with the Wild on Monday.
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