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Michael Edward Hutchinson (born March 2, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). Hutchinson was selected by the Boston Bruins in the third round, 77th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Michael Hutchinson
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Hutchinson at a Boston Bruins Development Camp, 2011
Born (1990-03-02) March 2, 1990 (age 29)
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Right
NHL team
Former teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Winnipeg Jets
Florida Panthers
NHL Draft 77th overall, 2008
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2010–present

Playing careerEdit

AmateurEdit

Hutchinson grew up playing minor hockey for the Barrie Icemen (now Jr. Colts) of the OMHA's Eastern AAA League. He was a member of the Ontario Blues summer hockey team that featured other notable graduates such as Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Alex Pietrangelo, Michael Del Zotto, Stefan Della Rovere, Cody Hodgson and Cameron Gaunce. Hutchinson was selected in the third round, 69th overall, of the 2006 OHL Priority Selection by his hometown Barrie Colts. After three years in Barrie, Hutchinson was traded in the summer of 2009 to the London Knights, where he finished his junior career.

ProfessionalEdit

 
Hutchinson with the Providence Bruins in 2011, an AHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins.

On March 30, 2010, the Boston Bruins signed Hutchinson to a three-year, entry-level contract. Having split the 2010–11 season with the Bruins' minor league affiliates—the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL) and the Reading Royals of the ECHL—on April 12, 2011, Hutchinson was recalled by Boston to the NHL.[1] On March 3, 2012, just one day after his 22nd birthday, Hutchinson was recalled by Boston to serve as the team's back-up goaltender on the night due to an injury to starter Tuukka Rask.[2][3]

On July 19, 2013, as a free agent, Hutchinson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Winnipeg Jets.[4] He was assigned to the Jets' secondary affiliate, the Ontario Reign of the ECHL to begin the 2013–14 season. Hutchinson posted 22–4–2 record with the Reign, earning a promotion to Winnipeg's AHL affiliate, the St. John's IceCaps. With the IceCaps' starting goaltender Edward Pasquale suffering season-ending injury, Hutchinson posted a 15–5 record before earning a recall to the Winnipeg Jets on March 15, 2014.

On April 7, 2014, Hutchinson made his NHL debut in a 1–0 loss to the Minnesota Wild.[5] He played the final two games of the season with the Jets, claiming his first career NHL win with Winnipeg in a 2–1 shootout win over the Boston Bruins on April 10.[6] He was returned to the IceCaps for the 2014 AHL playoffs, and was instrumental in helping St. John's reach the Calder Cup finals for the first time in franchise history. On July 2, 2014, the Jets signed Hutchinson to a two-year contract extension.[7] Hutchinson played in the 2014–15 season in the NHL as the back-up to Jets starter Ondřej Pavelec. Hutchinson would finish the season with a 21–10–5 record.

 
Hutchinson with the Winnipeg Jets in 2014, several months after he signed a contract extension with the team.

On June 21, 2016, Hutchinson signed another two-year contract extension with the Jets.[8]

On July 1, 2018, having left the Jets as a free agent after five seasons, Hutchinson signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Florida Panthers.[9] After attending the Panthers' 2018 training camp, Hutchinson was reassigned to begin the 2018–19 season with their AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds. However, he was soon recalled to the Panthers after an injury to starting goaltender Roberto Luongo, and made his debut with Florida in a 5–4 overtime defeat to the Philadelphia Flyers on October 16, 2018. Hutchison collected his first and only win with the Panthers in relief in the following contest against the Washington Capitals on October 19, 2018. After four games with the Panthers, and following the return to health of Luongo, Hutchinson was reassigned to the Thunderbirds.

Hutchinson appeared in eight games with Springfield before on December 29, 2018, he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round draft pick. He was immediately reassigned to join Toronto's AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.[10] After being recalled to the NHL, on January 3, 2019, he made his debut with the Leafs in a 4–3 loss against the Minnesota Wild.[11] On January 5, in his second game for the Leafs, he recorded his first victory in the Maple Leafs uniform, earning a shutout in a 5–0 win against the Vancouver Canucks.

On June 29, 2019, Hutchinson agreed to a one-year, one-way $700,000 contract extension to remain with the Maple Leafs.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2006–07 Barrie Colts OHL 14 8 3 0 768 27 0 2.11 .934 1 1 0 45 1 0 1.32 .938
2007–08 Barrie Colts OHL 32 12 15 4 1826 92 1 3.02 .912 8 4 4 500 22 1 2.64 .941
2008–09 Barrie Colts OHL 38 15 20 1 2146 108 5 3.02 .915 3 0 2 112 10 0 5.37 .872
2009–10 London Knights OHL 46 32 12 2 2667 127 3 2.86 .917 12 7 5 686 47 0 4.11 .870
2010–11 Providence Bruins AHL 28 13 10 1 1476 77 1 3.13 .904
2010–11 Reading Royals ECHL 18 9 5 4 1049 50 1 2.86 .918
2011–12 Providence Bruins AHL 29 13 14 1 1680 66 3 2.36 .927
2011–12 Reading Royals ECHL 2 1 1 0 120 7 0 3.50 .915
2012–13 Providence Bruins AHL 30 13 13 3 1749 67 3 2.30 .914 2 0 0 49 1 0 1.22 .938
2013–14 Ontario Reign ECHL 28 22 4 2 1671 58 3 2.08 .921
2013–14 St. John's IceCaps AHL 24 17 5 1 1383 53 3 2.30 .923 21 12 9 1290 42 3 1.95 .938
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 3 2 1 0 183 5 0 1.64 .943
2014–15 Winnipeg Jets NHL 38 21 10 5 2138 85 2 2.39 .914
2015–16 Winnipeg Jets NHL 30 9 15 3 1586 75 0 2.84 .907
2016–17 Winnipeg Jets NHL 28 9 12 3 1386 67 1 2.92 .903
2017–18 Manitoba Moose AHL 26 17 5 4 1561 54 2 2.08 .935
2017–18 Winnipeg Jets NHL 3 2 1 0 129 7 0 3.26 .907
2018–19 Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 8 2 3 2 433 24 0 3.33 .906
2018–19 Florida Panthers NHL 4 1 1 2 202 14 0 4.18 .839
2018–19 Toronto Marlies AHL 23 14 5 3 1312 59 2 2.70 .910 2 0 1 77 5 0 3.88 .821
2018–19 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 2 3 0 295 13 1 2.64 .914
NHL totals 111 46 43 13 5,911 266 4 2.70 .908

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PBruins Kampfer, Caron to Boston". 2011-04-12. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  2. ^ "Islanders 3, Bruins 2". Boston Bruins. March 3, 2012. Archived from the original on March 28, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "Bruins callup two from Providence". Boston Bruins. March 3, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
  4. ^ "Jets sign Goaltender Michael Hutchinson". Winnipeg Jets. July 19, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "Hutchinson stands tall in debut". CBC Sports. April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  6. ^ Campbell, Tim (April 10, 2014). "Jets hope to end season on high note". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  7. ^ "Jets agree to terms with Michael Hutchinson". Winnipeg Jets. July 2, 2014. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  8. ^ "Michael Hutchinson agrees on contract with Jets". National Hockey League. June 21, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  9. ^ "Panthers agree to terms with Goaltender Michael Hutchinson". Florida Panthers. July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "Maple Leafs acquire Hutchinson from Florida". Toronto Maple Leafs. December 29, 2018. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  11. ^ McCarthy, Dave (January 3, 2019). "Nylander scores but Maple Leafs, Hutchinson lose to Wild". NHL.com. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  12. ^ "Leafs sign Michael Hutchinson and Martin Marincin to one-year contracts". Toronto Maple Leafs. June 29, 2019. Retrieved June 29, 2019.

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