9 - Hunter Thunell
Hunter Thunell
Height: 6-1
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Walpole, MA
High School: Phillips Andover Academy
Position: D
Previous Team: Phillips Andover Academy
S/C: R

As a Junior in 2009: Appeared in 22 games, earning one assist against Minnesota ... Paired mostly with Matt Palmer '09 ... One of 24 Bears named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Squad.

As a Sophomore in 2008: Played in 24 games, mostly as part of Brown's second or third defensive pairing ... Partnered up with Paul Baier '08, Sean Connauton '11, David Robertson '08, Mike Stuart '09, and Scott Van der Linden '10 ... One of only two Bears to finish with a positive +/- rating, finishing "+1" for the season.

As a Freshman in 2007: Played in 15 games, earning one start ... Gained valuable experience splitting time with classmate Scott Van der Linden as Brown's sixth defenseman after Mike Stuart ’09 was side-lined with a season-ending injury ... Saw time in both even-strength and man-down situations ... Dressed in his first career game in 7-3 win over Wayne State and tallied an assist on the Bears' first goal ... Earned an assist in 5-2 win at #15 Cornell.

Before Brown: Thunell earned four varsity letters in hockey at Phillips Andover and three as a midfielder on the Andover lacrosse team ... A Second Team Greater Boston selection in 2005, Thunell earned First Team honors in 2006.

Personal: Hunter Thunell is the son of Dave and Lisa Thunell of Walpole, MA ... Born in 1987 ... Hunter has one sister, Shanna ... Attended Phillips Andover Academy ... Interests: Golf, Weight training ... Concentration: International Relations.