Carter Hutton
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Carter Hutton

Hometown:

Thunder Bay Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1985-12-19

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2003

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2010

Weight:

184 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2006-07: In his freshman season with UMass-Lowell, Carter Hutton posted a 2.84 GAA, a .889 save percentage, and 1 shutout en route to a 3-10-5 record.

2007-08: As a sophomore Hutton improved all aspects of his game, posting a 7-11-2 record, a 2.48 GAA, .909 save percentage, and 2 shutouts.

2008-09: In his first winning season with UMass-Lowell, Hutton posted a 9-8-1 record, .916 save percentage, a 2.06 GAA, and 3 shutouts.

2009-10: In his senior season with UMass-Lowell, Hutton posted a 2.04 GAA, .928 save percentage, 4 shutouts and a 13-12-2 record. He then joined the Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL for the remainder of the 2009-10 season where he posted a 1-2-1 record, .921 save percentage, and a 2.71 GAA. In the off-season, Hutton signed a one-year entry-level deal with the San Jose Sharks.

2010-11: Hutton appeared in 22 games as a backup to starter Alex Stalock with San Jose's AHL affiliate Worcester in his first pro season. He was 11-9 with 2 shutouts and had a 3.01 goals against and .902 save percentage. Worcester finished fourth in the Atlantic Division; three points out of the final playoff spot.

2011-12: Not re-signed by the Sharks, Hutton signed an AHL contract with the Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks affiliate. Hutton emerged as the top goaltender for the IceHogs – ahead of  Chicago prospects Alexander Salak and Alec Richards – and appeared in 43 games. He finished the season 22-17 with 3 shutouts and had a 2.35 goals against and .917 save percentage. Rockford missed the AHL playoffs – finishing fifth in the Midwest Division. The Blackhawks signed Hutton to a one-year contract in June 2012.

 

Talent Analysis

Hutton covers a lot of net with his speed between the posts. Although rebound control can be an issue, he does a nice job of staying with the puck in order to make second and third saves when necessary.

 

Future

After assuming the starting role in Rockford in his first season with the club, Hutton will enter 2012-13 as the team's unquestioned starter in net. If Hutton can pick up where he left off in the AHL last season, a call-up to Chicago is a possibility should Corey Crawford or Ray Emery falter.

 

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