Cody Kunyk (born May 20, 1990) is a Canadian ice hockey forward currently under contract to SaiPa of the Finnish Liiga. He has formerly played with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. (NHL)
May 20, 1990|
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)|
Tampa Bay Lightning
|Representing Canada West|
|World Junior A Challenge|
Kunyk played collegiate hockey for the Alaska Nanooks in the NCAA Men's Division I Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). In his senior year, Kunyk's outstanding play was rewarded when he was chosen as the WCHA Player of the Year and was named to the 2013–14 All-WCHA First Team.
As a free agent from the Lightning after the completion of his entry-level contract, Kunyk signed a one-year deal with German-based club, Grizzlys Wolfsburg of the DEL on August 18, 2015. After training and competing in four pre-season games with Wolfsburg, Kunyk was released from his contract unable to reach the expectations of play on September 6, 2015. Kunyk later signed with Danish club, Gentofte Stars of the Metal Ligaen for the 2015–16 season. Kunyk made an immediate impact with the Stars and in 27 games, placed second in team scoring with 13 goals and 29 points.
In the following off-season, Kunyk returned to North America as a free agent, securing a one-year AHL contract with the Utica Comets, an affiliate to the Vancouver Canucks on July 25, 2016. Kunyk responded to his return to the AHL with a career year offensively in posting 15 goals and 37 points in 61 games.
As a free agent, Kunyk opted to return overseas in signing a one-year deal with top flight Finnish club, SaiPa of the Liiga on September 5, 2017.
|2003–04||Sherwood Park Flyers||AMBHL||31||16||20||36||19||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Sherwood Park Flyers||AMBHL||39||16||15||31||46||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Sherwood Park Monarchs||REMHL||32||21||37||58||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Sherwood Park Kings||AMHL||35||16||16||32||58||8||0||6||6||22|
|2006–07||Sherwood Park Crusaders||AJHL||2||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Sherwood Park Crusaders||AJHL||51||13||11||24||34||5||2||3||5||2|
|2008–09||Sherwood Park Crusaders||AJHL||61||25||33||58||61||10||3||5||8||2|
|2009–10||Sherwood Park Crusaders||AJHL||51||44||43||87||33||3||0||1||1||2|
|2010–11||U. of Alaska-Fairbanks||CCHA||38||12||18||30||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||U. of Alaska-Fairbanks||CCHA||36||15||17||32||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||U. of Alaska-Fairbanks||CCHA||37||11||17||28||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||U. of Alaska-Fairbanks||WCHA||37||22||21||43||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honoursEdit
|All-WCHA First Team||2013–14|||
|WCHA Player of the Year||2013–14|||
|AHCA West Second-Team All-American||2013–14|
- "UAFS Beck WCHA player of the year". adn.com. March 13, 2014. Archived from the original on March 18, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
- "Former UAF center Cody Kunyk makes NHL debut". adn.com. April 13, 2013. Archived from the original on April 15, 2014. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
- "Grizzlys Wolfsburg undertake Cody Kunyk" (in German). Grizzlys Wolfsburg. August 18, 2015. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
- "Cody Kunyk leaves the Grizzlys" (in German). EHC Wolfsburg. September 6, 2015. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
- "Comets sign Cody Kunyk". Utica Comets. July 25, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
- "Cody Kunyk to SaiPa" (in Finnish). SaiPa. September 5, 2017. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
- "Kunyk, Daniels take top WCHA awards". collegehockeynews.com. March 13, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
- "WCHA award winners announced". Western Collegiate Hockey Association. March 13, 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| WCHA Player of the Year
| WCHA Scoring leader
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