Andrew Hutchinson (D)
Draft: 1999, Nashville, Round 2 (54th overall)
Acquired: Signed two-year contract with the Lightning on July 9, 2008
Traded by Tampa Bay to Dallas in exchange for RW Lauri Tukonen on 11/30/08â€¦Recalled from loan by Tampa Bay (NHL) on 11/28/08â€¦Had a four-game point/assist streak (0G, 4A) from 11/16 â€“ 11/22/08â€¦Recorded an assist on 11/22/08 at Lowell to stretch his point/assist streak to 4 games (0G, 5A)â€¦ Netted two assists on 11/21/08 at Springfield.Scored his first goal as an Admiral on 11/07/08 vs. Rockford...Notched two assists for his first multi-point game as an Admiral on 10/29/08 vs. Philadelphia...Registered his first point as an Admiral with an assist on 10/24/08 at Rockford...Made his Admirals debut on 10/10/08 vs. Hershey...Named an alternate captain for Norfolkâ€™s road games on October 9, 2008.
2007-08: Won the Eddie Shore Award as the AHLâ€™s most outstanding defensemanâ€¦Led all AHL defensemen in points and assists and ranked third in goalsâ€¦2007-08 AHL First-Team All Starâ€¦Hartford team captain in 2007-08â€¦Led all Wolf Pack defensemen in scoring, goals and power play goals (13)â€¦Ranked second on Hartford in assists, plus/minus (+28) and power play goals, third in points and was tied for fifth in goalsâ€¦Set Hartford franchise records for goals and points in a season by a defensemen and tied the mark for assists by a defensemanâ€¦Became the first Hartford defenseman to record a hat trick on 02/08/08 at Providenceâ€¦Had the first five-point game in Hartford franchise history on 02/29/08 vs. Norfolk (1+4), also tying the Norfolk franchise record for most assists and points in a game by an opponentâ€¦Traded by Carolina to the New York Rangers with Joe Barnes and Carolinaâ€™s third-round choice (Evgeny Grachev) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft for Matt Cullen on 07/17/07. 2006-07: Represented the United States at the 2007 IIHF World Championships in Russiaâ€¦Established NHL career highs in games, assists, points and penalty minutes with Carolinaâ€¦Led Carolina defensemen in power play points (8) and assists (6) and was tied for third among defensemen with 14 pointsâ€¦Won the 2006 Stanley Cup with Carolina. 2005-06: Made his Carolina debut on 10/05/05 at Tampa Bayâ€¦Traded to Carolina by Nashville for Phoenixâ€™s third-round choice (previously acquired, Nashville selected Teemu Laakso) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft on 07/29/05. 2004-05: Ranked second among Milwaukee defensemen in scoringâ€¦Named to PlanetUSA AHL All-Star Team in 2004-05â€¦Won the 2004 Calder Cupâ€¦Led Milwaukee defensemen in goals, assists and points in the 2004 postseason. 2003-04: Tied for second among Nashville rookies in scoring in 2003-04â€¦Made his NHL debut on 01/08/04 with Nashville vs. Coloradoâ€¦Named to PlanetUSA AHL All-Star Team in 2003-04. 2002-03: Scored his first AHL/pro goal on 10/18/02 with Milwaukee vs. Cleveland (Gregg Naumenko)â€¦Led all Milwaukee defensemen in goals, multi-point games (7) and power play goals (4)â€¦Registered his first AHL/pro point in his AHL/pro debut on 03/29/02 with Milwaukee vs. Grand Rapids.
College Career: Played four seasons with the Michigan State University Spartans in the CCHA from 1998-2002â€¦NCAA West Second All-American Team and CCHA Second All-Star Team in 2001-02â€¦CCHA Second All-Star Team and named the CCHAâ€™s top defenseman in 2000-01â€¦Led MSU in shots with 125, ranked third on the team with a +17 rating in 2000-01â€¦Was the CCHAâ€™s Rookie of the Week twice and led all MSU rookies in assists in 1998-99.