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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.

Ben Hutton
Ben Hutton 10-2015a.jpg
Hutton with the Canucks in 2015
Born (1993-04-20) April 20, 1993 (age 26)
Prescott, 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

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.

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Playing careerEdit

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 goaltender Jaroslav Halák 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 for 25 points in 75 games played, and was named the team's most outstanding defenceman, recognized by the Babe Pratt Trophy.

On November 24, 2016, Hutton signed a two-year, $5.6 million contract extension with the Canucks.[6]

International playEdit

Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing   Canada
World Championships
  2016 Russia
Representing   Canada East
World Junior A Challenge
  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 statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

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
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
2018–19 Vancouver Canucks NHL 69 5 15 20 43
NHL totals 276 11 59 70 111

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Canada East WJAC   4 1 2 3 2
2016 Canada WC   5 0 1 1 0
Totals 9 1 3 4 2

Awards and honoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UMaine's Shore, Hutton earn first team All-Hockey East honors". Bangor Daily News. April 5, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Canucks sign defenseman Ben Hutton". Vancouver Canucks. March 16, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Scouting the newbies". canucks.nhl.com. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "Canucks douse Flames 5-1". Vancouver Canucks. October 7, 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  5. ^ "Hutton records first career goal". National Hockey League. January 17, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "Canucks sign Hutton to Two-Year Contract Extension". Vancouver Canucks. November 25, 2016. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  7. ^ "League Announces All-Star Teams". HockeyEastOnline.com. April 1, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  8. ^ "Canucks announce 2015.16 Team Awards". National Hockey League. April 9, 2016. Retrieved November 25, 2016.

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