Jets re-sign IceCaps playoff hero Hutchinson
July 2, 2014
The Winnipeg Jets, parent club of the AHL's St. John's IceCaps, today announced they have agreed to terms with goaltender Michael Hutchinson on a two-year contract.
Hutchinson, 24, appeared in 24 regular-season games for St. John's in 2013-14, going 17-5-1 with a 2.30 goals-against average, a .923 save percentage and three shutouts. In the postseason, Hutchinson started all 21 games for St. John's, going 12-9 (1.95, .938, 3 SO) in helping the IceCaps to their first trip to the Calder Cup Finals.
Hutchinson also made his NHL debut with the Jets in 2013-14, going 2-1-0 with a 1.64 GAA and a .943 save percentage for Winnipeg. Hutchinson began the season in the ECHL, posting a record of 22-4-2 for Ontario.
Combining all three leagues, regular season and playoffs, Hutchinson went 53-19-3 with nine shutouts in 2013-14.
A native of Barrie, Ont., Hutchinson has played 111 regular-season games in the AHL with St. John's and Providence, going 56-42-6 with a 2.51 GAA, a .917 save percentage and 10 shutouts. He was originally drafted by Boston in the third round, 77th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft.