Friday, January 3, 2014


Former Express captain Brad Hunt has been called up by the Edmonton Oilers and will make his NHL debut tonight vs. the Anaheim Ducks.

Hunt played two full seasons for the Express when the franchise was based in Burnaby from 2006-08. He was a member of the 2006 RBC Cup National champion team.

In 123 career BCHL games he racked up 20 goals and 73 assists for 93 points. He was the captain of the Express during the 2007-08 season where he set team records for goals (16) and points in a season (55) by a defenseman. His goals record still stands, but his points record has since been eclipsed by Clinton Atkinson in 2011-12.

Following his time with the Express he played 4 seasons at Bemidji State University where he had 24 goals and 111 points.

At the conclusion of his time at Bemidji State in 2012 he signed a free agent contract with the AHL's Chicago Wolves where he played under Craig Mactavish who was the Head Coach and is now the Oilers General Manager.

He concluded the 2011-12 season in Chicago and played the entire 2012-13 season with the Wolves. In 79 games over the parts of 2 seasons he scored 5 goals and 33 assists for 38 points.

In the summer of 2013 he signed a two year deal with the Edmonton Oilers.

In 27 games with their AHL affiliate in Oklahoma City he scored 3 goals and 12 assists for 15 points and was a +1.

He will likely be paired with Nick Schultz tonight in Anahiem.

Here's his thoughts on his NHL debut tonight.

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