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 11/30/08…Recalled from loan by Tampa Bay (NHL) on 11/28/08…Had a four-game point/assist streak (0G, 4A) from 11/16 – 11/22/08…Recorded an assist on 11/22/08 at Lowell to stretch his point/assist streak to 4 games (0G, 5A)… 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 Norfolk’s road games on October 9, 2008.
2007-08: Won the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s most outstanding defenseman…Led all AHL defensemen in points and assists and ranked third in goals…2007-08 AHL First-Team All Star…Hartford team captain in 2007-08…Led all Wolf Pack defensemen in scoring, goals and power play goals (13)…Ranked second on Hartford in assists, plus/minus (+28) and power play goals, third in points and was tied for fifth in goals…Set Hartford franchise records for goals and points in a season by a defensemen and tied the mark for assists by a defenseman…Became the first Hartford defenseman to record a hat trick on 02/08/08 at Providence…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 opponent…Traded by Carolina to the New York Rangers with Joe Barnes and Carolina’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 Russia…Established NHL career highs in games, assists, points and penalty minutes with Carolina…Led Carolina defensemen in power play points (8) and assists (6) and was tied for third among defensemen with 14 points…Won the 2006 Stanley Cup with Carolina. 2005-06: Made his Carolina debut on 10/05/05 at Tampa Bay…Traded to Carolina by Nashville for Phoenix’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 scoring…Named to PlanetUSA AHL All-Star Team in 2004-05…Won the 2004 Calder Cup…Led Milwaukee defensemen in goals, assists and points in the 2004 postseason. 2003-04: Tied for second among Nashville rookies in scoring in 2003-04…Made his NHL debut on 01/08/04 with Nashville vs. Colorado…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)…Led all Milwaukee defensemen in goals, multi-point games (7) and power play goals (4)…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 1998-2002…NCAA West Second All-American Team and CCHA Second All-Star Team in 2001-02…CCHA Second All-Star Team and named the CCHA’s top defenseman in 2000-01…Led MSU in shots with 125, ranked third on the team with a +17 rating in 2000-01…Was the CCHA’s Rookie of the Week twice and led all MSU rookies in assists in 1998-99.