Nelson’s Dryden Hunt has returned to the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds. File photo

Nelson’s Dryden Hunt has returned to the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds. File photo

Dryden Hunt re-assigned to AHL Springfield

Hunt started the season with the Florida Panthers

Dryden Hunt has been re-assigned to the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds.

The Nelson native started the NHL season with the Florida Panthers, but had just four assists in 20 games playing between seven to 14 minutes per game.

Hunt has since added two assists in six games with the Thunderbirds.

The 24-year-old left winger has three goals and 12 assists in 62 career NHL games since making his debut during the 2017-18 season.

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