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Fantasy Summary

Extremely unlikely he becomes an NHL player but if he does he is useful in multi-cat leagues.


Observations

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June 2018 – Flames did not tender a qualifying offer and he is now an unrestricted free agent. Dobber

April 2018 – Hunter spent the entirety of the 2017-18 season in the ECHL. For a big man who has had a hard time improving his speed and his effectiveness in a fast moving game to compete with an NHL pace, this should be the end of his time under contract with Calgary as he becomes an RFA. – Joel Henderson

Sept 2017 – Hunter finished with 11 points in 34 games and has shown improvement in most areas. Sadly, there are many other prospects who could bring more skill to their grit on a 4th line. Smith has one more year of his ELC left with Calgary and needs to prove that he’s more than a 4th line AHL tough guy. Shouldn’t be on your fantasy radar at all. – Joel Henderson

Jan 2017 – Hunter has surpassed his season total of eight points from the 2015/16 which is certainly a low bar. Keeping in mind this is still his second pro season and is only 21 years old, there is time to develop. With that being said, his footspeed has shown marginal improvement, and his offensive minutes are stil lacking. At this point, he has a ways to go before given a chance at NHL games. The fact that his penalty minutes has drastically been reduced as well doesn’t bode well to multi-cat leagues.  – Joel Henderson

Mar 2016 – Adjustment to being a pro can be tough, especially if you’re a big man who on most nights has the slowest footspeed on the ice. He continues to forecheck hard and battles tough along the boards and in front of the net. This was expected. He has mostly been given fourth line minutes and has to improve his first three strides if he wants to be NHL relevant. – Joel Henderson<