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Fantasy Summary

Solid all-around defender plagued by injuries in his draft-eligible season. He can do a bit of everything and should be a valuable piece on any blueline.


Observations

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April 2021 – With 18 games played, Moose Jaw Warriors captain Daemon Hunt continues to showcase his reliable two-way game on a young Warriors team. The 6’1″ defender currently has put up 14 pts so far in the Dub and his even-strength involvement is 33%. He’s able to move the puck effectively during a breakout out in his own zone. His goal against stat at even-strength is a bit concerning at 17 goals this season. He’s one point away from matching his point totals from last year in 10 fewer games this season and his +/- rating looks to be a lot better too from last year as well. Hunt is probably one of the best blueliners in the Wild’s system not named Calen Addison and looks to be valuable very soon. Rayan Tubeec

March 2021 – With two games played so far in the WHL, Warriors captain Daemon Hunt is looking like a great pickup in the third round for the Wild at 65th overall. He’s already demonstrated great poise with the puck and able to make good tape-to-tape passes. Hunt also has excellent defensive awareness as he’s able to use his stick to force opposing players to make ill-advised decisions with the puck. Hunt for the most part has good defensive positioning but at times lets his man slip which could lead to goals against Moose Jaw. Hunt shows signs of a good top-four defenceman in him and should get Wild fans excited for what’s to come. Rayan Tubeec

February 2021 – Hunt played three games in the MJHL earlier this year and has now joined the Iowa Wild for the time being. He could return to Moose Jaw when the WHL starts up shortly. Sam Happi

October 2020 – Hunt was drafted 65th overall by the Wild. Hunt is expected to spend two more years in the WHL before turning pro.  Jokke Nevalainen

September 2020 – One of the hardest players to get a handle on because of some injuries that limited his draft-eligible season. If he can get past the injuries and return to form, he could be a happy medium between Braden Schnieder’s stout defensive game and Kaiden Guhle’s impressive transitional play. He isn’t quite as good as either of those players in those areas but he could serve as an excellent fallback option outside the top-50 for a team who missed out on one of the WHL defenders. Hunt’s skating is good and he does a good job of staying mobile and activating from the blue line when the play calls for it. He has a good shot and locates it well from distance. He likely won’t be an offensive dynamo by any means but a sturdy, stable defender who can be a contributor in all three zones. Tony Ferrari 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.8
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 15, 2002
Height 6‘0”
Weight 198 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 3; Overall: 65

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Saskatchewan Jr. PatsBrick Invitational6 0 22 0|        
 2014-2015 Brandon Wheat Kings PWQC Int PW5 0 22 0|        
 2015-2016 Brandon Wheat Kings U15 AAAWAAA U1532 5 2934 28|Playoffs3 0 44
 2016-2017 Brandon Wheat Kings U15 AAAWAAA U1536 22 3860 38|        
 2017-2018 Brandon Wheat Kings U18 AAAMU18HL40 4 3640 32|Playoffs9 0 11
  Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL9 1 12 2|Playoffs2 0 00
 2018-2019 Team Blue U17-Dev- - -- -|