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Calgary Flames announce signing of Dryden Hunt

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
July 3rd, 2023

Following a season that saw the Dryden Hunt play for four different teams, the Nelson Minor Hockey star is staying in Calgary.

The Calgary Flames announced Sunday that the NHL club signed free agent winger Dryden Hunt to a two-year, two-way contract worth $775,000 per season.

Hunt played 17 games for the Flames American Hockey League affiliate, Calgary Wranglers, scoring five goals and adding 10 assists.

Hunt also registered three goals and three assists in nine playoff games for the Wranglers.

Hunt, 27, began the 2022-23 season with the New York Rangers before being claimed on waivers by Colorado Avalanche.

The 6-foot, 192-pound winger then was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs before being moved to Calgary.

Hunt had nine points in 15 games with the Maple Leafs Toronto Marlies AHL farm team.

Hunt played minor hockey in Nelson, capturing a Bantam Provincial title before heading to play at Notre Dame in Wilcox, Sask.

He returned to the Heritage City in 2010-11 to play in the BC Major Midget Hockey League with the Kootenay Ice before landing a spot in the Western Hockey League with Regina after being picked up by the Pats in a trade with Kootenay Ice in Cranbrook.

Hunt was then traded to the Moose Jaw Warriors and won the WHL Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as the league’s player of the year in 2016.


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