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Nelson's Dryden Hunt has NHL teams scrambling for his services

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
February 25th, 2016

Good things come to those who wait.

Passed over two straight years at the National Hockey League draft, Nelson’s Dryden Hunt is now turning the heads of professional scouts.

TSN’s Hockey Insider Darren Dreger Tweeted Wednesday that:

“At least 5 NHL clubs interested in signing 20 yr old Moose Jaw Warriors forward, Dryden Hunt. Decision as early as next wk.”

One of the teams rumoured in the mix is the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Hunt scored this fifth hat-trick of the season Sunday during a 5-1 win over Swift Current Broncos in Moose Jaw.

The 6-foot, 200 pound left winger leads the Western Hockey League in points with 99, on 49 goals and 50 assists through 61 games.

Hunt, named player-of-the-month for January and recently player-of-the-week, had a recent run of four hat tricks in five games was stopped last Friday in the Warriors 4-3 overtime win at Prince Albert.

The past 10 games the Nelson Minor Hockey grad has totalled 18 goals and seven assists for 25 points.  

The Warriors, 6-2-1-0 in the past 10 games, are third in the Eastern Conference of the WHL, two points behind Prince Albert Raiders.

While Hunt spent last off season at the rookie camp of the Montreal Canadiens and the season before briefly with Carolina Hurricanes prospects, he left both camps unsigned.

That all could change as Hunt considers his options with a list of NHL teams vying for his services.

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