Cal Clutterbuck

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Cal Clutterbuck
Cal Clutterbuck 2013.jpg
Clutterbuck in October 2013
Born (1987-11-18) November 18, 1987 (age 26)
Welland, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
New York Islanders
Minnesota Wild
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 72nd overall, 2006
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 2007–present

Pascal William Clutterbuck (born November 18, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Minor hockey[edit]

Clutterbuck grew up playing minor hockey for his hometown Welland Tigers in the OMHA's South Central AAA League. After his Bantam season, he played one year with the Welland Cougars Jr.B. club of the OHA in 2002–03.

Junior[edit]

Clutterbuck played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Toronto St. Michael's Majors and Oshawa Generals. He was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 3rd round, 72nd overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Clutterbuck signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Wild on May 31, 2007.[2]

Professional[edit]

Clutterbuck was assigned to the Wild's American Hockey League affiliate, the Houston Aeros, to start the 2007–08 season. He was recalled to the Wild on October 23, 2007, after an injury to Pavol Demitra, and played his first NHL game on October 28 against the Colorado Avalanche.[3]

In the early months of the 2008–09 season, Clutterbuck was called up from the Aeros to play with the Wild. He instantly became a fan favorite and did not return to Houston, playing in 78 games. On November 24, 2008, Clutterbuck scored his first NHL goal against José Théodore of the Washington Capitals. He had two goals in the game.[4]

Clutterbuck broke the NHL record for hits in the 2008–09 season with 356. Clutterbuck broke the record in a game against the New York Islanders. The previous record for hits was 311 by Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings.[5] The record was broken in 2012 by Matt Martin, another Islander.

On June 30, 2013, at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Clutterbuck as a restricted free agent was traded from the Wild to the New York Islanders with a third-round pick (No. 70 - (G) Eamon McAdam) in exchange for forward Nino Niederreiter in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Clutterbuck with the Minnesota Wild.
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Spooner Rails High School 36 42 38 80 40
2002–03 Welland Cougars OHA 48 24 29 53 26
2003–04 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 60 4 7 11 112 18 3 5 8 20
2004–05 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 38 10 6 16 55
2004–05 Oshawa Generals OHL 27 9 9 18 42
2005–06 Oshawa Generals OHL 66 35 33 68 139
2006–07 Oshawa Generals OHL 65 35 54 89 153 9 8 5 13 21
2007–08 Houston Aeros AHL 73 11 13 24 97 5 0 0 0 14
2007–08 Minnesota Wild NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Houston Aeros AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Minnesota Wild NHL 78 11 7 18 76
2009–10 Minnesota Wild NHL 74 13 8 21 52
2010–11 Minnesota Wild NHL 76 19 15 34 79
2011–12 Minnesota Wild NHL 74 15 12 27 103
2012–13 Minnesota Wild NHL 42 4 6 10 27 5 1 1 2 4
2013–14 New York Islanders NHL 73 12 7 19 40
NHL totals 419 74 55 129 377 5 1 1 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cal Clutterbuck's French Is Coming Back". St. Paul Pioneer Press. 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2012-03-20. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Wild signs Cal Clutterbuck". Minnesota Wild. 2007-05-31. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Combo of Smyth, Sakic vaults Avalanche over Wild". CBS Sports. 2007-10-28. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Wild 4, Capitals 3". CBS Sports. 2008-11-24. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  5. ^ "Clutterbuck makes most of opportunity". NHL. 2009-09-02. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  6. ^ "New York Islanders send Niederreiter to Wild for Clutterbuck". National Hockey League. 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-06-30. 

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