Predators sign Hutton

The Nashville Predators, parent club of the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals, have signed goaltender Carter Hutton to a one-year, two-way contract.

Hutton, 27, appeared in 51 games for the Rockford IceHogs in 2012-13, posting a 26-22-1 record, a 2.72 goals-against average, a .908 save percentage and a pair of shutouts. He also made his National Hockey League debut, making one appearance for the Chicago Blackhawks.

In 2011-12, the Thunder Bay, Ont., native was named Rockford’s most valuable player after tying a team record with a .917 save percentage and setting a club mark with a 2.35 goals-against average.

Since turning pro at the completion of his collegiate career in 2009-10, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound netminder has appeared in 120 AHL games for Adirondack, Worcester and Rockford, posting a 60-44-7 record, a .902 save percentage, a 2.64 GAA and seven shutouts.