Jets re-sign IceCaps playoff hero Hutchinson

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.