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Aces sign veteran forward Hunt


ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Aces announced the signing of forward Garet Hunt to a contract for the 2015-16 season.

The 28-year-old is a veteran of 441 ECHL games, all with the Stockton Thunder. Hunt has scored 159 points (64g-95a) and amassed 1,657 penalty minutes, which ranks ninth in ECHL history, in those 441 games. Hunt served as captain of the Thunder the past three seasons.

A native of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Hunt has also suited up in 10 career games with Springfield of the American Hockey League. Prior to turning pro, he played 193 career games in the Western Hockey League with Chilliwack and Vancouver, recording 41 points (16g-25a) and 542 penalty minutes.