Andrew Hutchinson

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Andrew Hutchinson
Andrew Hutchinson.jpg
Born (1980-03-24) March 24, 1980 (age 34)
Evanston, IL, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
Nashville Predators
Carolina Hurricanes
Tampa Bay Lightning
Dallas Stars
Pittsburgh Penguins
Barys Astana
EV Zug
NHL Draft 54th overall, 1999
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2002–present

Andrew Hutchinson (born March 24, 1980 in Evanston, Illinois and raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman, who is currently playing for KHL Medveščak Zagreb of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Hutchinson was drafted 54th overall by the Nashville Predators in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft from the CCHA's, Michigan State University. After making his NHL debut with the Predators in the 2003–04 season, Hutchinson was traded by the Predators to the Carolina Hurricanes for a 3rd round pick on July 25, 2005.[1] Hutchinson won the Stanley Cup in 2006 playing with the Carolina Hurricanes appearing in 36 regular season games.

On July 17, 2007, Hutchinson was traded by the Hurricanes along with Joe Barnes and a 3rd round draft pick in 2008 to the New York Rangers in exchange for Matt Cullen.[2] Although he never played a game for the Rangers, Andrew had a superb season in the AHL serving as the Hartford Wolfpack's captain. He led all AHL defensemen in point and assists and ranked third in goals. He was elected to the 2008 AHL First-Team All Star. On April 10, 2008 Hutchinson won the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL's top defenseman for the 2007–08 season.

On July 9, 2008, Hutchinson signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.[3] He started the 2008–09 season in the AHL playing for Norfolk Admirals. In 20 games Hutch tallied 1 goal and 13 assists with the Admirals. On November 27, 2008, Hutchinson was called up to the Lightning and played in only two games before he was dealt to the Dallas Stars for Lauri Tukonen on November 30, 2008.[4][5]

On July 7, 2010, Hutchinson signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.[6] He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for the majority of the 2010–11 season, however appeared as an injury recall in 5 games with the Penguins.

On June 30, 2011, on the eve of North American free agency, Hutchinson signed his first contract abroad, signing a one-year deal with Barys Astana of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League.[7] In the 2011–12 season, Hutchinson became a fixture on the blueline of Astana, contributing with 15 points in 53 games. He was then signed to a one-year extension on May 1, 2012.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Andrew is married to Andrea and has 2 children; son Cole and daughter Avery.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 U.S. National Development Team U18 59 7 21 28 53
1998–99 Michigan State University CCHA 37 3 12 15 26
1999–00 Michigan State University CCHA 42 5 12 17 64
2000–01 Michigan State University CCHA 42 5 19 24 46
2001–02 Michigan State University CCHA 39 6 16 22 24
2001–02 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 5 0 1 1 0
2002–03 Toledo Storm ECHL 10 2 5 7 4
2002–03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 63 9 17 26 40 3 1 0 1 0
2003–04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 46 12 12 24 39 22 5 11 16 33
2003–04 Nashville Predators NHL 18 4 4 8 4
2004–05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 76 10 35 45 79 7 1 3 4 8
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 36 3 8 11 18
2006–07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 41 3 11 14 30
2007–08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 67 18 46 64 66 5 2 2 4 4
2008–09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 20 1 12 13 14
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Dallas Stars NHL 38 2 3 5 12
2009–10 Texas Stars AHL 78 9 29 38 50 21 5 11 16 14
2010–11 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 54 7 29 36 29 12 0 5 5 0
2010–11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 0 1 1 6
2011–12 Barys Astana KHL 53 3 12 15 40 7 3 3 6 10
2012–13 Barys Astana KHL 40 2 12 14 22 7 0 0 0 10
2013–14 EV Zug NLA 33 4 11 15 22
NHL totals 140 12 27 39 70
KHL totals 93 5 24 29 62 14 3 3 6 20

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2000 [10]
All-CCHA Second Team 2000-01 [11]
CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman 2000-01
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2001 [10]
All-CCHA Second Team 2001-02 [11]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2001–02
Calder Cup Milwaukee Admirals 2003–04
Stanley Cup Carolina Hurricanes 2005–06
AHL First All-Star Team 2007–08
AHL Eddie Shore Award 2007–08

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Predators trade Hutchinson". milwaukeejournalsentinel.com. 2005-07-25. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  2. ^ "Cullen returns to Carolina; Rangers gain Hutchinson, Barnes". espn.com. 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  3. ^ "Hutchinson signing official". blogs.tampabaylightning.com. 2008-07-09. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  4. ^ "Dallas Stars get Andrew Hutchinson from Lightning for Lauri Tukonen". thehockeynews.com. 2008-11-30. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  5. ^ "Defender Hutchinson off to Dallas in minor NHL trade". cbc.ca. 2008-11-30. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  6. ^ "Penguins agree to terms with defenseman Andrew Hutchinson". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2010-07-07. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  7. ^ "Defenseman Andrew Hutchinson has signed a contract" (in Russian). Barys Astana. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  8. ^ "Barys sign multiple players to contract extensions" (in Russian). Allhockey.ru. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  9. ^ "Pittsburgh Penguins media guide". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2010-10-20. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  10. ^ a b "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  11. ^ a b "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mike Weaver
CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
2000-01
Succeeded by
Mike Komisarek