Dale Hunter began playing in the NHL with the Quebec Nordiques during the 1980-81 season, suiting up and getting on ice for 80 games. It was with the Washington Capitals however, that Hunter gained his NHL fame, and earned the retirement of his jersey number 32.
Hunter, playing center for the Quebec Nordiques between 1980-81 and 1986-87, racked up his fair share of points, going over 70 in four of his seasons with Quebec. He also racked up the penalty minutes, going over 200 PIM each season with the Nordiques, except his final season with them when he played in only 46 games (and still had 135 penalty minutes).
Over 1,407 NHL games played, Hunter amassed 1,020 points, of which 697 were assists. He currently ranks 51st all-time in NHL assists.
Did you know.......that only "Tiger" Williams has more career NHL penalty minutes than Hunter's 3,565?
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