|Born:||August 24, 1988||Draft:||Undrafted|
|Hometown:||Maple Ridge, BC||Position:||Defence|
|National Team:||Canada||Current Team:||Vancouver Canucks|
Bradley Shawn Hunt (born August 24, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, Vegas Golden Knights and Minnesota Wild. Hunt beginning his professional career in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Chicago Wolves, where he was an All-Star in the 2012–13 season. He is considered undersized for a defenseman, but has a hard slapshot.
Prior to turning professional, Hunt played college hockey with the Bemidji State Beavers. While there, he helped them to two NCAA tournaments, including a Cinderella run to the Frozen Four in 2009. He also earned multiple individual honours during his time at Bemidji State and left as the Beaver’s all-time leader in defenseman scoring and defenseman power play goals. As a Junior ice hockey player, Hunt was a member of the Burnaby Express team that won the 2006 Royal Bank Cup as Canadian junior A champions. He was twice named the team’s Most Outstanding Defenseman.
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- 4x AHL All-Star Game (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017)
- AHL Player of the Week (Dec. 4, 2016)
- AHL First All-Star Team (2015)
- AHL Most Goals by Defenseman (2015)
- AHL Second All-Star Team (2014)
- NCAA (WCHA) All-Academic Team (2011, 2012)
- NCAA (CHA) All-Academic Team (2009, 2010)
- NCAA (CHA) First All-Star Team (2009, 2010)
- NCAA (CHA) All-Rookie Team (2009)
- NCAA (CHA) All-Tournament Team (2009)
- NCAA (CHA) Champion (2009)
- NCAA (CHA) Rookie of the Year (2009)
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