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Shawn Hunwick from Michigan University signed a deal to stay with the Columbus Blue Jackets through the remainder of the 2012 season, after Steve Mason got hit in the head with a puck at Wednesday’s morning skate at Nationwide Arena.

The Blue Jackets will have Allen York start in place of Mason but had no other options for a backup. Former Wing Manny Legace is on an AHL-only contract with the Springfield Falcons, Columbus’ AHL affiliate.

Not all the news for Hunwick was good Wednesday. A top-10 candidate for the Hobey Baker Award, he was not among the top three finalists for the award, which will be handed out at next week’s Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla.

Hunwick played for the Michigan Wolverines in the CCHA. Hunwick joined the team as a walk-on in 2007–08 and saw little playing time. During the 08-09 season, Hunwick led his team to a CCHA tournament title, where he won tournament Most Valuable Player (MVP). He then led the Wolverines into the NCAA tournament for Michigan’s 20th consecutive appearance, where Michigan lost to Miami.[2] During the next season, he led the team to the NCAA title game, where they lost 3–2 in overtime to Minnesota-Duluth. In 2011-12, he was named one of the ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Award. (more…)

Columbus Blue Jackets

Posted: February 24, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Columbus Blue Jackets, Depth Charts
  1.  Steve Mason
  2. Curtis Sanford
  3. Allen York
  4. Mark Dekanich
  5. Curtis McElhinney
  6. Anton Forsberg
  7. Mathieu Corbeil-Thériault
  8. Martin Ouellette

Allen York

Posted: February 21, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Columbus Blue Jackets

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The Good: A big goaltender who covers a lot of net and plays well positionally. He has a very good frame for the goaltending position.  He has not faced top quality opposition, but has played extremely well against Tier-2 shooters.  York must improve his lateral mobility.  He stays composed in big games and has held up very well under pressure.  as a very good frame for the goaltending position. Can play a lot with Springfield of the AHL. With injuries and inconsistent play by Curtis Sanford, Steve Mason and Mark Dekanich, York has been given chances to play with the big club in Columbus.  (more…)