Shawn Hunwick Signs With Las Vegas; Invited To Providence Bruins Training Camp

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Shawn Hunwick, who played with the Columbus Blue Jackets last season, has signed a deal with the Las Vegas Wranglers, but will start the season at the Providence Bruins training camp.

This past season, Hunwick was signed to an amateur try-out on March 28th, 2012 just days after his college career ended. The Columbus Blue Jackets gave him this opportunity when Steve Mason went down to injury in a practice. The very next day he was given a one-year professional contract due to the other injuries sustained at the goalie position.

Hunwick made his NHL debut on April 7th in a game against the Islanders. He had to replace Steve Mason in the last few minutes in a 7-3 victory.

Hunwick was recently released from his contract with EC Red Bull Salzburg after playing three European Trophy games and only one in its entirety. It was also believed that he was to sign with Bolzano in Italy, however the deal fell through.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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