Clutterbuck in October 2013
November 18, 1987 |
Welland, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)|
|New York Islanders
|NHL Draft||72nd overall, 2006
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
|2001–02||Spooner Rails||High School||36||42||38||80||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||New York Islanders||NHL||73||12||7||19||40||—||—||—||—||—|
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