The Edmonton Oilers announced today that they’ve signed AHL defenceman Brad Hunt to a two-year, two-way deal.
Hunt, who spent last season with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves, was signed to an AHL deal by the Wolves after completing his career with the NCAA’s Bemidji State University. In his NCAA career, the blueliner showed the ability to provide some points from the back end. In 150 NCAA games, Hunt had 112 points (24-88).
Hunt got his first taste of AHL action in 2011-12 when Bemidji’s season came to a close, and in 14 games that season, Hunt posted a goal and four assists. It was last season that Hunt had his coming out party, putting up 33 points (4-29) in 65 games for the Wolves.
His new deal will give Hunt the opportunity to make his way into the NHL if the opportunity so arises, but Hunt will likely spend the entire season in Oklahoma City with the Barons.