New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo (21) tries to control the puck on Boston Bruins\' Matt Hunwick during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Boston Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Winslow Townson
BOSTON - The Boston Bruins have signed defenceman Matt Hunwick to a multiyear contract extension.
Hunwick scored six goals with 21 assists as a rookie last season. The 27 points placed him third among Bruins defencemen.
He played in one post-season game before having his spleen removed and missing the rest of the playoffs.
Hunwick, 24, was a seventh-round draft pick in 2004 and played four years of college hockey at Michigan.