July 7, 2012 - 10:02pm
BY MATT SLOVIN
It appears the Shawn Hunwick story is about to begin yet another chapter.
The former Michigan goaltender and Hobey Baker Award finalist is negotiating with EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League, according to Michigan sports information director Rob Tillotson. No formal contract has been signed as of Saturday night. It appears nothing will be finalized until at least Monday.
Salzburg won the International Ice Hockey Federation's Continental Cup in 2010.
Hunwick would be the lone American on the team's current roster, comprised exclusively of Austrian and Canadian skaters.
On March 28, Hunwick signed with the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets. He entered just one game, playing the final three minutes of Columbus' season between the pipes. Hunwick allowed no goals in that short time on the ice. He officially became a free agent on July 1.
When the Daily last spoke to Hunwick, he was gearing up for a summer camp he will run with Michigan hockey video coordinator L.J. Scarpace. The camp is set to begin Monday at Grand Oaks Ice Arena in Howell, Mich.