Andrew Hutchinson

Basics

Type: 
Out of Organization
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Right
Height: 
6.02
Weight: 
198
Born: 
03/24/1980
Hometown: 
Evanston, IL
Acquired: 
Signed as an unrestricted free agent on July 9, 2008
Last Team: 
Hartford (AHL)
Projects As: 
Power play specialist
Depth Chart Weight: 
2

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
1999
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Nashville Predators
Round: 
2
Pick No.: 
54
Draft Team: 
Michigan State (CCHA)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
07/09/2008
Contract Length: 
2 years
Cap Number: 
$500 000
Contract End Year: 
2010
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$500 000
Salary: 
$500 000

Bio

Awards: 

2007-08

  • AHL - Eddie Shore Trophy (Oustanding Defeseman)
  • AHL - First All-Star Team (Defenseman)

2005-06

  • Stanley Cup (Carolina)

2001-02

  • NCAA - West Second All-American Team
  • CCHA - Second All-Star Team

2000-01

  • CCHA - Best Defensive Defensemen
  • CCHA - Second All-Star Team
  • CCHA - All-Tournament Team

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Has exciting offensive ability and intriguing size. Plays a cerebral game from the back end and is excellent on the point of the power play.

Weaknesses: 

Needs to add more strength in order to better handle the rigors of the NHL game. Must work harder on his play in the defensive zone.

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