Michael Bunting

Carolina Hurricanes logo
Age 28 Sep 17, 1995
Scarborough Canada
Left Wing shoots left
6'0" 183 cm
185 lbs 84 kg
ELC Signing Age 19
Waivers Signing Age 20
UFA Year 2023
Agent Paul Capizzano
Draft Year 2014
Drafted Overall 117
Draft Round 4
Draft Team Arizona Coyotes logo

Transaction History
Feb 19, 2024 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal on seven shots in Monday's 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Feb 16, 2024 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal on two shots and added two hits in Friday's 5-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes.
Jan 22, 2024 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored his 10th goal of the season in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.
Dec 30, 2023 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a power-play goal on three shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Dec 20, 2023 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored the game-winning goal on the power play and added two assists, one with the man advantage, in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Dec 16, 2023 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting notched two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 6-5 overtime loss to Nashville.
Dec 10, 2023 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting provided a power-play assist and went minus-3 in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.
Dec 7, 2023 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal on four shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Calgary Flames.
Nov 29, 2023 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Nov 25, 2023 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting had a goal and an assist in Friday's 8-2 home loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Nov 6, 2023 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting (personal) was back with his teammates for Monday's practice, according to Walt Ruff of the Carolina Hurricanes' official site.
Nov 4, 2023 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting will miss Saturday's game against the New York Islanders for personal reasons.
Oct 30, 2023 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Oct 21, 2023 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal on five shots and added two PIM in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
Oct 17, 2023 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting recorded two assists in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Oct 15, 2023 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting posted a power-play assist, three shots on goal and two PIM in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
Oct 12, 2023 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting tallied a goal on four shots in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators.
Jul 1, 2023 Carolina Hurricanes | Michael Bunting | Bunting signed a three-year, $13.5 million deal with the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, per Pierre LeBrun of TSN.
May 3, 2023 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's Game 1 defeat to the Florida Panthers.
Apr 29, 2023 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting (healthy scratch) played 16:21 in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6.
Apr 26, 2023 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Although Bunting is eligible to return from his three-game suspension, Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe won't use him in Game 5 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.
Apr 25, 2023 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting has served his three-game suspension and will be available for Game 5 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.
Apr 19, 2023 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting was handed a three-game suspension by the NHL on Wednesday for an illegal check to the head and interference against the Tampa Bay Lightning's Erik Cernak during Game 1 on Tuesday.
Apr 18, 2023 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head and interference against the Tampa Bay Lightning's Erik Cernak in Tuesday's Game 1.
Apr 18, 2023 Tampa Bay Lightning | Erik Cernak | Cernak (upper body) left Tuesday's Game 1 versus the Toronto Maple Leafs after a hit from Michael Bunting, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Apr 1, 2023 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored the game-winning goal Saturday in a 3-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators.
Mar 23, 2023 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a power-play goal in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Florida Panthers.
Feb 26, 2023 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting notched two assists, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Seattle Kraken.
Feb 21, 2023 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting found the back of the net in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Feb 18, 2023 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored twice, including once on the power play, in a 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.
Feb 11, 2023 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting produced a power-play assist in Friday's 3-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Jan 29, 2023 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting recorded a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-1 victory over the Washington Capitals.
Jan 15, 2023 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins.
Jan 3, 2023 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored two goals, one on the power play, and added an even-strength assist in Tuesday's 6-5 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues.
Dec 31, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting netted a pair of goals in a 6-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.
Dec 21, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored his eighth goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Dec 15, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal in a 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Thursday.
Dec 8, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting had two assists in a 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.
Dec 6, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting posted an assist, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Dallas Stars.
Nov 30, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting was credited with an assist during Wednesday's 3-1 win over the visiting Sharks.
Nov 26, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting picked up two assists in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Nov 15, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored two goals including the game-winner and added an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Oct 31, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting failed to pick up a point Sunday in a 4-3 overtime loss to Anaheim.
Oct 22, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting notched his second goal of the season Saturday as the Toronto Maple Leafs dumped the Winnipeg Jets 4-1.
Oct 20, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting delivered two assists in a 3-2 overtime win Thursday over the Dallas Stars.
Oct 13, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting played 15:11 and delivered two hits Thursday in a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals.
Oct 12, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting opened the scoring Wednesday, but the Toronto Maple Leafs dropped a 4-3 decision to the Montreal Canadiens.
May 4, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting (undisclosed) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's Game 2 versus the Tampa Bay Lightning, Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun reports.
May 3, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting (undisclosed) is targeting a return for Wednesday's Game 2 matchup with Tampa Bay, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
May 1, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting (undisclosed) is doubtful for Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday but he should return during the series, Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com reports.
Apr 26, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting (undisclosed) is trending in a positive direction, but he won't be available for the final two games of the regular season, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.
Apr 23, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting (undisclosed) is going to miss time, Joshua Kloke of The Athletic Toronto reports.
Apr 23, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting (undisclosed) won't finish Saturday's game versus the Florida Panthers.
Apr 17, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting notched two assists, two blocked shots and two PIM in Sunday's 4-2 win over the New York Islanders.
Apr 16, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting had a goal and an assist in a 5-4 overtime win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.
Apr 14, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored twice Thursday in a 7-2 win over the Washington Capitals.
Apr 5, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting picked up two assists in Monday's 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Apr 2, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting delivered two assists Saturday in a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Mar 27, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting provided an assist in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.
Mar 7, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal on four shots, dished an assist and went plus-3 in Monday's 5-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Feb 28, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal on two shots, levied three hits, added four PIM and went plus-2 in Monday's 5-3 win over the Washington Capitals.
Feb 26, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal and added four assists in a wild 10-7 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.
Feb 23, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Feb 14, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal on two shots and added a power-play assist in Monday's 6-2 win over the Seattle Kraken.
Feb 10, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Calgary Flames.
Feb 2, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Jan 29, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored three goals on seven shots in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Jan 12, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting logged an assist, four shots on goal and two PIM in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.
Jan 11, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting logged an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Jan 1, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting was held off the score sheet Saturday in a 6-0 win over the Ottawa Senators, and has gone four games without a point.
Dec 5, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a power-play goal on two shots and added four PIM in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
Dec 1, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting dished out three assists in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Nov 28, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal on three shots and added an assist in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Nov 26, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting notched an assist and fired five shots on goal in Friday's 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Nov 24, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal on three shots, logged three hits and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Nov 21, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting notched an assist and two hits in Sunday's 3-0 win over the New York Islanders.
Oct 18, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting registered a goal on five shots and added two hits Monday in a 2-1 overtime loss to the New York Rangers.
Oct 16, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal Saturday in a 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.
Jul 28, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | Michael Bunting | Bunting signed a two-year, $1.9 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
May 7, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal on five shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.
May 5, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Michael Bunting | Bunting recorded an assist, two shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
Apr 30, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal in Friday's 3-0 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Apr 26, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal on two shots, dished an assist and added two hits in Monday's 6-4 loss to the San Jose Sharks.
Apr 17, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored the winner Saturday in a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues.
Apr 12, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a power-play goal on three shots and added four PIM in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
Apr 9, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a goal and added four hits in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.
Apr 5, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Michael Bunting | Bunting scored a hat trick with two of the three goals coming on the power play in Monday's 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Mar 31, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Michael Bunting | Bunting produced a goal and an assist with three shots in Wednesday's 9-3 loss to Colorado.
Mar 27, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Michael Bunting | Bunting was promoted to the active roster Saturday.
Jan 11, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Michael Bunting | Bunting was placed on waivers Monday, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Sep 28, 2019 Arizona Coyotes | Assigned LW Michael Bunting to Tucson (AHL).
Jul 5, 2019 Arizona Coyotes | Signed LW Michael Bunting to a two-year, two-way contract.
Feb 20, 2019 Arizona Coyotes | Assigned LW Michael Bunting to Tucson (AHL).
Feb 15, 2019 Arizona Coyotes | Assigned LW Michael Bunting to Tucson (AHL).
Feb 14, 2019 Arizona Coyotes | Waived LW Michael Bunting.
Feb 6, 2019 Arizona Coyotes | Recalled LW Michael Bunting from Tucson (AHL).
Feb 5, 2019 Arizona Coyotes | Assigned LW Michael Bunting to Tucson (AHL).
Jan 30, 2019 Arizona Coyotes | Recalled LW Michael Bunting from Tucson (AHL).
Jan 12, 2019 Arizona Coyotes | Assigned LW Michael Bunting to Tucson (AHL).
Jan 9, 2019 Arizona Coyotes | Recalled LW Michael Bunting from Tucson (AHL).
Dec 30, 2018 Arizona Coyotes | Assigned LW Michael Bunting to Tucson (AHL).
Dec 27, 2018 Arizona Coyotes | Recalled LW Michael Bunting from Tucson (AHL).
Dec 24, 2018 Arizona Coyotes | Assigned LW Michael Bunting to Tucson (AHL).
Dec 21, 2018 Arizona Coyotes | Recalled LW Michael Bunting from Tucson (AHL).
Dec 17, 2018 Arizona Coyotes | Assigned LW Michael Bunting to Tucson (AHL).
Sep 24, 2018 Arizona Coyotes | Assigned LW Michael Bunting to Tucson (AHL).
Sep 23, 2018 Arizona Coyotes | Waived LW Michael Bunting.
Jul 15, 2018 Arizona Coyotes | Signed LW Michael Bunting to a one-year, two-way contract.
Oct 2, 2016 Arizona Coyotes | Assigned LW Michael Bunting to Tucson (AHL).
Jul 23, 2015 Arizona Coyotes | Signed LW Michael Bunting to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Jun 28, 2014 Montreal Canadiens | Montreal Canadiens Acquired a 2014 third-round draft pick (Brett Lernout) from the Arizona Coyotes for a 2014 third-round draft pick (Anton Karlsson) and a 2014 fourth-round draft pick (Michael Bunting).
2023-2024 Regular Season Stats

Michael Bunting
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes logo 57 13 22 35 -13 47 684 45.00 53.00 -5.20 57.10 -3.00 0.61 1.76
Michael Bunting Stats by Elite Prospects Michael Bunting Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2012-2013 Don Mills Flyers U18 AAA GTHL U18 20 21 7 28 51
2012-2013 Don Mills Flyers U18 AAA OHA Cup 7 6 8 14 56
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Soo Greyhounds OHL 48 15 27 42 34 Playoffs 9 5 1 6 0
2014-2015 Soo Greyhounds OHL 57 37 37 74 39 Playoffs 14 9 5 14 0
2015-2016 Springfield Falcons AHL 63 11 14 25 41
2015-2016 Rapid City Rush ECHL 7 2 0 2 4
2016-2017 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 67 13 15 28 52
2017-2018 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 67 23 20 43 45 Playoffs 9 3 1 4 0
2018-2019 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 52 19 22 41 84
2018-2019 Arizona Coyotes NHL 5 1 0 1 2 48 50.00 62.54 16.18 54.22 5.19 1.26 1.26
2019-2020 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 58 12 37 49 49
2020-2021 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 16 7 12 19 14
2020-2021 Arizona Coyotes NHL 21 10 3 13 12 296 50.00 52.30 2.80 56.40 7.20 1.42 2.02
2020-2021 Canada WC 10 0 0 0 6
2021-2022 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 79 23 40 63 80 1,099 60.00 59.70 6.40 57.10 5.00 1.15 3.11 Playoffs 6 1 2 3 0
2022-2023 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 23 26 49 103 1,114 64.40 55.00 1.50 51.70 0.90 0.81 1.99 Playoffs 7 1 1 2 0
2023-2024 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 57 13 22 35 47 684 45.00 53.00 -5.20 57.10 -3.00 0.61 1.76
Michael Bunting Stats by Elite Prospects | Michael Bunting Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team Carolina Hurricanes logo
Signing Date July 1, 2023
Signing Status UFA
Agent Paul Capizzano
Standard Contract | 3 Years $13,500,000 5.39% of cap space
2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Cap Hit $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000
UFA
AAV $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $1,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000
Signing Bonuses $3,000,000 $0 $0
Total Salary $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000
Minors Salary $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000
Clauses M-NTC M-NTC
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out
Yrs 1-2: 10 Team No Trade List

Contract History

Signing Team Toronto Maple Leafs logo
Signing Date July 28, 2021
Signing Status UFA
Agent Paul Capizzano
Standard Contract | 2 Years $1,900,000 1.17% of cap space
2021-2022 2022-2023
Cap Hit $950,000 $950,000
UFA
AAV $950,000 $950,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $750,000 $1,150,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $750,000 $1,150,000
Minors Salary $750,000 $1,150,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Arizona Coyotes logo
Signing Date July 5, 2019
Signing Status RFA
Agent Paul Capizzano
Standard Contract | 2 Years $1,475,000 0.90% of cap space
2019-2020 2020-2021
Cap Hit $737,500 $737,500
UFA
AAV $737,500 $737,500
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $725,000 $750,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $725,000 $750,000
Minors Salary $725,000 $750,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Arizona Coyotes logo
Signing Date July 14, 2018
Signing Status RFA
Agent Paul Capizzano
Standard Contract | 1 Years $715,000 0.90% of cap space
2018-2019
Cap Hit $715,000
RFA
AAV $715,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $715,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $715,000
Minors Salary $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Arizona Coyotes logo
Signing Date July 23, 2015
Agent Anton Thun
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,077,500 0.97% of cap space
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Cap Hit $692,500 $692,500 $692,500
RFA
AAV $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
Performance Bonuses $257,500 $257,500 $182,500
Base Salary $575,000 $575,000 $650,000
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $667,500 $667,500 $742,500
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year