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COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Shawn Hunwick to a one-year contract through the conclusion of the 2011-12 season, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Hunwick signed an amateur tryout contract yesterday and served as the backup to Allen York in last night’s game against the Detroit Red Wings.
Hunwick, 24, just completed his senior season at the University of Michigan, where he posted a 24-12-3 record with a 2.00 goals-against average, .925 save percentage and five shutouts. He ranked second in the nation in wins, third (tied) in shutouts, fifth in save percentage and seventh in goals-against average and was named to the All-CCHA Second Team. He is a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.
School: University of Michigan (CCHA)
Class: Fifth-Year Senior
Weight: 166 lbs
Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI
Last season, goaltender Shawn Hunwick became one of the biggest stories in college hockey. He had an amazing Cinderella-story season, the likes of which are the kind of thing you usually only see in fictional Hollywood movies.
As you’ll likely figure out over time from reading “Cluster Pucks” - I tend to be a bit partial to goaltenders. This undoubtedly stems from the fact that I myself spend the majority of my young hockey career in between the pipes. It would be the same position I would continue to play up to this very day, if you consider the EA Sports NHL series of video games as “playing” and their online player league, the EA Sports Hockey League, an actual “league”. Both of which I do, having had plenty of firsthand experience at very high levels of play that exist in this “game”. I think many of you would be surprised at the level of seriousness that many players (such as myself) take with a mere video game.