Ben Hutton (ice hockey)

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Ben Hutton
Ben Hutton 10-2015a.jpg
Hutton with the Canucks in October 2015
Born (1993-04-20) April 20, 1993 (age 25)
Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team Vancouver Canucks
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 147th overall, 2012
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2015–present

Ben Hutton (born April 20, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Canucks in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Hutton played Junior A with the Kemptville 73's and Nepean Raiders of the Central Canada Hockey League before joining the college hockey ranks with the Maine Black Bears of the Hockey East league. Hutton earned All-Hockey East First Team honours during his college career. Internationally, he represented Canada at the 2011 World Junior A Challenge, winning silver, and played for Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Moscow, winning gold.

Playing career[edit]

Hutton played for the Maine Black Bears in the NCAA Men's Division I Hockey East conference. In his second year, Hutton's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the 2013–14 All-Hockey East first team.[1]

Following his junior season with the Black Bears, on March 16, 2015, Hutton was signed to a two-year entry-level contract with the Canucks. He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets, to finish the 2014–15 season.[2]

On October 5, 2015, Hutton was named to the Canucks' roster to start the 2015–16 NHL season despite having been expected to begin the year with the Utica Comets.[3] He made his NHL debut on October 7, 2015, earning his first career point, an assist, setting up Jannik Hansen for the game's opening goal in an eventual 5–1 win against the Calgary Flames.[4] He scored his first NHL goal on January 17, 2016, against Jaroslav Halak in a game against the New York Islanders, which the Canucks won 2–1 in a shootout.[5] Hutton finished his rookie season with 1 goal and 24 assists (25 points) in 75 games played, and was named the team's most outstanding defenceman, recognized by the Babe Pratt Trophy.

On November 24, Hutton signed a 2 year, $5.6 million contract extension with the Canucks.[6]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing Canada Canada
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 Russia
Representing Canada Canada East
World Junior A Challenge
Silver medal – second place 2011 Canada

Hutton represented Canada East at the 2011 World Junior A Challenge in Langley, British Columbia. He scored a goal and two assists in four games as Canada East won silver, losing to Canada West in the gold medal game.

Hutton represented Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Russia, alongside Vancouver Canucks teammate Christopher Tanev.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Kemptville 73's CJHL 4 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Kemptville 73's CJHL 60 16 18 34 6 4 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Kemptville 73's CCHL 61 8 27 35 28
2011–12 Kemptville 73's CCHL 35 7 20 27 25
2011–12 Nepean Raiders CCHL 22 4 12 16 6 18 5 8 13 6
2011–12 Nepean Raiders FP-Cup 5 0 5 5 0
2012–13 University of Maine HE 34 4 11 15 18
2013–14 University of Maine HE 35 15 14 29 8
2014–15 University of Maine HE 39 9 12 21 14
2014–15 Utica Comets AHL 4 1 0 1 2
2015–16 Vancouver Canucks NHL 75 1 24 25 14
2016–17 Vancouver Canucks NHL 71 5 14 19 31
2017–18 Vancouver Canucks NHL 61 0 6 6 23
NHL totals 207 6 44 50 68

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Canada East WJAC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 1 2 3 2
2016 Canada WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 0 1 1 0
Totals 9 1 3 4 2

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
College
All-Hockey East First Team 2013–14 [7]
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2013–14
Vancouver Canucks
Babe Pratt Trophy 2015–16 [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UMaine's Shore, Hutton earn first team All-Hockey East honors". Bangor Daily News. 2014-04-05. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Canucks sign defenseman Ben Hutton". Vancouver Canucks. 2015-03-16. Retrieved 2015-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Scouting the newbies". canucks.nhl.com. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  4. ^ "Canucks douse Flames 5-1". Vancouver Canucks. 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  5. ^ "Hutton records first career goal". National Hockey League. 2016-01-17. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  6. ^ "Canucks sign Hutton to Two-Year Contract Extension". Vancouver Canucks. 2016-11-25. Retrieved 2016-11-26. 
  7. ^ "League Announces All-Star Teams". HockeyEastOnline.com. 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  8. ^ "Canucks announce 2015.16 Team Awards". National Hockey League. 2016-04-09. Retrieved 2016-11-25. 

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