Friday, August 03, 2007

Hunter Locked In

Trent Hunter had his arbitration hearing this week and he managed to snake a 1-year, $1.55 million deal out of the process and will remain in the organization for at least one more year. He should qualify for Unrestricted Free Agency next summer.

Hunter, is at best, a borderline pool player. He finished with 35 points last season, ranking 172nd among all forwards. He might be a guy that loses out to some of the younger talent coming into the pool this Fall, which may get him overlooked. For the Islanders, he'll prove to be a third line player who does manage to provide some secondary scoring every once and a while. He did notch 20 goals for the Islanders, which is pretty clutch.

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