Every team needs a go-to guy.
Dylan Hunt (Marlboro, Mass.) has been just that for first-year coach Jim Gaudet and his Milton Academy squad.
The junior has stepped up in a major way for the Mustangs, boasting a career-high seven goals and 27 points through his first 19 games. Those marks put him among the defenseman-scoring leaders in New England prep hockey.
“He’s a huge part of our group,” Gaudet said. “He’s unbelievable defensively. Doesn’t give up much, so that’s always a really important part of his play. He’s showing a really good offensive ability this year as well, but he doesn’t sacrifice any part of his game to do it. So, he’s been a really good player for us.”
Coming up through the ranks of Marlboro High School and the Boston Junior Eagles program to Milton, Hunt considered himself more of a stay-at-home defenseman.