Eric Hunter
Born September 11 1986 (1986-09-11) (age 33),
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
AHL team Lake Erie Monsters
NHL Draft 229th overall, 2004
Chicago Blackhawks
174th overall, 2006
New York Rangers
Playing career 2011–present

Eric Hunter (born September 11, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He is currently playing for the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Hunter holds the distinction of having been twice drafted in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was originally selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 8th round (229th overall) of the 2006, but was not signed. He re-entered the draft two years later, and was selected by the New York Rangers in the 6th round (174th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Amateur careerEdit

Hunter played major junior hockey in the Western Hockey League with the Prince George Cougars. He then attended the University of Alberta where he played four seasons of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) hockey, where in his first year he was named the CIS (West) Rookie of the year, and in his last he was named the CIS Outstanding student-athlete and was awarded the Dr. Randy Gregg Award.

Professional careerEdit

Following his graduation from the University of Alberta, Hunter began his professional career at the end of the 2010–11 AHL season when he suited up for three AHL games with the Lake Erie Monsters.[1]

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
CIS (West) Rookie of the Year 2007–08 [2]
Dr. Randy Gregg Award - CIS Outstanding Student-Athlete 2010–11 [3]


External linksEdit

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