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Fantasy Summary

Goal-scoring winger with middle-six upside. Doesn’t have a huge offensive upside but has the potential to become a good complementary scorer.


Observations

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September 2021- Hunt has signed with the New York Rangers, where he’s expected to play in a depth role again. Keith Duggan

July 2021- Just like last year with Florida, Hunt did not receive a qualifying offer from Arizona and will become an unrestricted free agent. He spent all of 2020-21 with the Coyotes, going in and out of the lineup. Hunt finished the season with three goals and eight points in 26 games. Arizona has stated they are interested in bringing him back, but on a team friendly two-way contract. Keith Duggan

October 2020- The Coyotes have signed Hunt to a one-year, two-way contract. He’s expected to provide the team with depth but most likely spends the majority of the campaign in the AHL. Keith Duggan 

October 2020 – Hunt did not receive a qualifying offer and therefore becomes an unrestricted free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen

April 2020 – Hunt spent most of the season with AHL Springfield where he finished 6 points shy of a PPG, in 35 GP. While these numbers don’t leap off the page, they were good enough to warrant a 21-game stint in the NHL where Hunt produced 4 assists. Already at 24 years of age, Hunt’s projection to the NHL may not be stellar but if you’re looking for a role player in your bottom-6, keeping him on your roster may not be a bad thing. Keith Fries

December 2018 – Hunt has been sent back down to the AHL. He got an extended look at the NHL level but only managed to put up one point in 13 games, so the Panthers decided it’s best to send him back down to gain some confidence.  Jokke Nevalainen

November 2018 – Hunt has been called up to the Panthers, and he made his season debut on November 19th against the Senators. Hunt has had a strong start to his season in the AHL where he’s scored eight goals and 12 points in 15 games.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2018 – The 22-year-old Hunt finished his second season in the AHL with 23 goals and 46 points in 58 games. Both totals were second best on the team which is really good considering Hunt also played 11 games in the NHL where he scored just one assist. Hunt has a realistic chance to be a full-time NHL player next season.  Jokke Nevalainen

Oct 2017 – Dryden Hunt worked on his foot speed in the off season after completing his first pro year. Coming in with high expectations, he finished fourth among Springfield’s forwards in points and will look to continue to build. He even spent time in the ECHL in February of 2017. While he had a legitimate opportunity to win a job out of training camp (as spots were available) he was a bit lack luster. Florida would like to see consistent production from the skilled winger. – Joel Henderson

February 2016 – Hunt has signed an entry level deal with the Florida Panthers. Entering this season he was an undrafted overage player in the WHL. He has had a very productive season with 49 goals and 50 assists for 99 points through 62 games with the Moose Jaw Warriors which is good for second overall in the WHL. Earlier in the month he won WHL player of the week honors so It has been quite the month for Hunt in which he also scored four hat-tricks in five games. With his late breakout season, he had several NHL teams coveting him and ultimately chose the opportunity with the young Panthers organization. – Lee Rayson

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 24, 1995
Height 6‘0”
Weight 196 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Notre Dame Hounds U15 AASAAHL U15- - -- -|        
  Notre Dame Argos U18 AAASMAAAHL4 0 11 2|        
 2010-2011 Kootenay Ice U18 AAABCEHL U1840 19 2847 84|        
  Trail Smoke EatersBCHL4 0 00 0|        
 2011-2012 Regina PatsWHL62 5 510 28|Playoffs3 0 00
 2012-2013 Regina PatsWHL2 0 00 0|        
 2013-2014 Regina PatsWHL62 21 1940 64|Playoffs4 4 15
 2014-2015 Regina PatsWHL37 14