Hunt set for sixth season in Stockton

STOCKTON, Calif. – The
Stockton Thunder and head coach and director of hockey operations Rich Kromm announced that the team has agreed to terms with veteran left wing Garet Hunt.

Last season, his first as Thunder captain, he collected 25 points (7g-18a) and a league leading 235 penalty minutes in 70 games. The 5-foot-8 and 190 pound forward then posted postseason career highs, helping guide the Thunder to its first ever Western Conference title with 13 points (3g-10a) in 23 playoff games.

Hunt – named recipient of the Thunder “Fan Favorite” award each season of his career and “Unsung Hero” twice (2010-11 and 2012-13) – ranks as the Thunder all time leader in games played (314), penalty minutes (1,201) and Kelly Cup Playoff games (61). His career high in scoring came in 2010-11 when he skated under an AHL contract with the Worcester Sharks, totaling 13 goals and 30 points in 60 games.

The native of Maple Ridge, British Columbia played in the Western Hockey League for four seasons with the Vancouver Giants, posting 542 penalty minutes and 41 points in 193 career games. He was a part of the Giants’ run to the Memorial Cup title in 2006-07 when he skated in 57 games with 156 penalty minutes and 11 points, missing the postseason while recovering from a season ending injury.