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Fantasy Summary

Solid skating from the blueline as well as strong character and a good work ethic, although offensive numbers have eluded him.


Observations

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July 2022 – Hutton signed a two-year extension with an annual cap hit of $775,000. He’s again bound for the AHL. Mark Allan

March 2021 – Hutton finally made his NHL début, skating in five games without a point. His AHL numbers have also been unremarkable – six goals and nine assists in 41 games. The 26-year-old is a UFA after this season and the Isles must decide if they still want him in their organization. Mark Allan

October 2021 – Hutton was among 10 players waived by the Islanders in their first round of training camp transactions. He was assigned to the Bridgeport Islanders of the AHL. Mark Allan

April 2021 – Strictly a depth blueliner in the organization, Hutton has a mere three assists in 18 AHL games. However, his 35 shots on goal in 18 outings are second only to the 40 by the heralded Samuel Bolduc among Bridgeport D-men. Mark Allan

October 2020 – Hutton signed a two-year, two-way deal that reflects his status in the organization as a depth defenseman who hasn’t played in an NHL game since the Islanders signed him as a college free agent in March 2019. If he plays in any big-league games, the 25-year-old will be paid on the basis of a $700,000 AAV and about one-seventh of that if he’s in the minors. He showed some promise last season with six goals (best among Bridgeport blueliners) and 15 assists. Mark Allan

October 2020 – Helping his cause by leading Bridgeport blueliners with six goals, the sturdy 6-3, 205-pounder earned a qualifying offer that keeps him in the organization. Signed as an undrafted free agent, the four-season NCAA veteran has a decent shot at a lengthy AHL career. Mark Allan

July 2020 – Hutton is in Group Two at training camp with fellow defensemen Johnny Boychuk, Nick Leddy and Thomas Hickey. Group One blanked Group Two 2-0 in the first scrimmage of training camp. Mark Allan

June 2020 – Hutton didn’t add to his team-high six goals in Bridgeport’s final three contests before AHL play was suspended, but he posted four assists. Besides enhancing his reputation for offense from the back end, he was also minus-5, an extremely respectable number for a bad Bridgeport squad. Signed as an undrafted free agent, the 24-year-old RFA improved his chances of a new deal. Mark Allan

March 2020 – After proving with Ohio’s Miami University that he can score from the back end (29 total goals in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons), Hutton signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Islanders as an undrafted free agent. A team captain in his final schedule with the Redhawks, he then inked an amateur tryout contract with Bridgeport and produced a promising goal and five assists in nine late-season outings with the Sound Tigers, although he was pointless in five AHL playoff appearances. The points have not come at the same pace in his first full-time pro campaign (17 in 52 games), although he leads Bridgeport with six goals, all at even strength. That can not hurt his bargaining position as an RFA in the off-season. At 24, the well-built 6-4, 205-pounder should have an edge in maturity over his rival prospects. Making it to the NHL as an undrafted player is a challenge, but not an impossible dream. Hutton has demonstrated leadership qualities and a strong work ethic. Mark Allan

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth July 25, 1995
Height 6‘3”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Indiana Jr. Ice 16U AAANAPHL 16U20 7 815 18|Playoffs4 0 00
 2011-2012 Indiana Jr. Ice 16U AAANAPHL 16U18 4 1418 23|Playoffs5 0 22 18 
 2012-2013 Corpus Christi IceRaysNAHL42 4 610 53|Playoffs4 0 11 10 
  Indiana IceUSHL4 0 00 2|        
 2013-2014 Corpus Christi IceRaysNAHL43 6 1319 52|        
  Tri-City StormUSHL20 1 12 7|        
 2014-2015 Des Moines BuccaneersUSHL11 0 00 2|        
  Janesville JetsNAHL32 4 1014