|Assets:||Very consistent, he mirrors shooters well and gets into his butterfly quickly, using good mobility and quickness for his long frame. A lefty who catches with his right, he is hard for many shooters to read.|
|Flaws:||Sometimes gets too deep into his crease when he could be cutting off angles and challenging shooters. Could be more aggressive in general, and must show he can be excellent against top competition.|
|Career Potential:||Depth goaltender with some upside.|
|7/02/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Winnipeg Jets to a two-year contract.|
|6/30/2014||Winnipeg Jets tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/12/2014||Assigned to the St. John's IceCaps (AHL).|
|3/30/2014||Recalled from the St. John's IceCaps (AHL).|
|3/29/2014||Assigned to the St. John's IceCaps (AHL).|
|3/15/2014||Recalled from the St. John's IceCaps (AHL).|
|1/12/2014||Re-assigned to the St. John's IceCaps (AHL).|
|12/16/2013||Re-assigned to Ontario (ECHL).|
|12/14/2013||Re-assigned to St. John's (AHL).|
|10/06/2013||Re-assigned to Ontario (ECHL).|
|9/23/2013||Assigned to St. John's (AHL).|
|7/19/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Winnipeg Jets to a one-year, two-way contract.|
|7/02/2013||Boston Bruins did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|3/07/2012||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|3/03/2012||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|1/31/2012||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|1/30/2012||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|1/26/2012||Re-assigned to Reading (ECHL).|
|9/27/2011||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|5/06/2011||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|4/12/2011||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|3/04/2011||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|12/29/2010||Assigned to Reading (ECHL).|
|9/22/2010||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|3/31/2010||Signed by the Boston Bruins to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/20/2009||Returned to his junior team (Barrie-OHL).|
|9/22/2008||Returned to his junior team (Barrie-OHL).|
|7/19/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Winnipeg Jets.|
|6/21/2008||Drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 3rd round (77th overall) in 2008.|
Jets goalie Matt Hutchinson shut out the Blue Jackets, 4-0, on Wednesday. | 01/22/2015 10:10 AM
NewsJets goalie Matt Hutchinson shut out the Blue Jackets, 4-0, on Wednesday.
ImpactHutchinson made 29 saves in the shutout. He lowered his GAA to 1.90 and raised his save percentage to .935. Hutchinson is 14-4-2 this season.
Jets goalie Matt Hutchinson returned to the net on Friday and made 31 saves in a victory over the Blackhawks. | 01/17/2015 9:49 AM
NewsJets goalie Matt Hutchinson returned to the net on Friday and made 31 saves in a victory over the Blackhawks.
ImpactWinnipeg started former starting goaltender Ondrej Pavelec on Thursday, and he made 46 saves in a, 2-1, victory over the Stars. Therefore, Hutchinson owners wanted to see him have a good game to avoid another goalie controversy. Hutchinson stopped 31-of-33 shots to improve to 13-4-2 on the season.
Jets goalie Matt Huttchinson earned the victory Friday versus Boston. | 12/19/2014 10:37 PM
NewsJets goalie Matt Huttchinson earned the victory Friday versus Boston.
ImpactHe stopped 30-of-31 shots on goal and is now 7-2-2 overall. Hutchinson is still the backup in Winnipeg.
Michael Hutchinson gets a two-year extension | 07/02/2014 4:49 PM
NewsMichael Hutchinson and the Winnipeg Jets have agreed to a two-year contract that could pay him up to $1.15 million.
Stephen Whyno on Twitter
ImpactThe reason why the exact amount Hutchinson will earn is unknown is because the contract is two-ways for the 2014-15 campaign. It will turn into a one-year deal for 2015-16 though. Even though the Jets will have more flexibility to demote him next season, Hutchinson is likely to start the season as the team's backup netminder.
Michael Hutchinson 'knocking' on NHL's door | 06/06/2014 7:40 AM
NewsMichael Hutchinson has continued to impress in the AHL and his coach believes his time will come in the NHL sooner rather than later.
Impact"Michael has done nothing but show that he's a goaltender that is knocking at the door at the National Hockey League level," St. John's coach Keith McCambridge said. The 24-year-old netminder has been solid during his AHL career and he's been great during the IceCaps' playoff run to the Calder Cup Final. He owns a 1.61 GAA and a .946 save percentage in the postseason. Hutchinson played well in three starts for the Jets at the end of the 2013-14 campaign and he could be a full-time NHLer next year. First, the Jets need to get the pending restricted free agent under contract.
Hutchinson paces IceCaps in AHL playoffs | 05/31/2014 12:40 PM
NewsJets' goalie prospect Michael Hutchinson is playing very well in the AHL playoffs.
ImpactHe is tending goal for the St. John's IceCaps in the Eastern Conferncce finals against Pittsburgh's top minor league team, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Hutchinson has a 10-4 postseason record with a 1.63 goals against average and a .945 save percentage. With the Jets' goaltending situation unsettled for 2014-15, Hutchinson may have an opportunity to start the season in the NHL.
Michael Hutchinson is back with the IceCaps | 04/13/2014 11:21 AM
NewsMichael Hutchinson has been reassigned by the Winnipeg Jets.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactHutchinson will report to AHL St. John's ahead of the team's playoff run. He had a 1.64 GAA and .943 save percentage in three games with Winnipeg this season.
Hutchinson and Jets win | 04/12/2014 4:50 AM
NewsMichael Hutchinson turned aside 35 of 38 shots in Winnipeg's 5-3 win over Calgary Friday night.
ImpactIt was Hutchinson's third start of the season and he ended it in a high note. The rookie goalie ended his season with a 1.64 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage.
Jets may stick with Michael Hutchinson Fri. | 04/11/2014 6:50 AM
NewsCoach Paul Maurice hasn't decided yet if Michael Hutchinson will get a third straight start in Winnipeg's season finale Friday night.
Winnipeg Free Press
Impact"We'll go back and talk and see how he's feeling. If you walked in right now he'd say, 'Why don't we just put all the equipment on again and go play another game.' He's just wired right now," said Maurice after Hutchinson picked up his first victory Thursday. "But we want to put him in a position to have success. At the same time, if he feels good he'll be in the net (Friday) night. He's earned that right. Back-to-backs are a different beast and we'll want to see him in that, too."
Michael Hutchinson getting a chance in goal | 04/11/2014 1:10 AM
NewsMichael Hutchinson was superb for the Jets on Thursday as he earned a 2-0 victory in the mess.
ImpactHutchinson has carried the club forward over the past week or so in place of the injured team's goaltenders and earned himself his first NHL win along the way. His GAA is a minuscule 0.49 in two NHL starts while his save percentage is .960.
Jets will start Hutchinson again Thursday | 04/10/2014 3:59 PM
NewsMichael Hutchinson will be back in Winnipeg's cage on Thursday night.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactHe'll make his second start in a row against Boston, who selected him in the third round of the 2008 draft. Hutchinson made 16 saves and allowed one goal in a 1-0 loss to Minnesota on Monday night.
Jets plan to give Hutchinson another start | 04/08/2014 7:11 AM
NewsMichael Hutchinson may have earned himself another start with a solid showing in his NHL debut on Monday night.
Winnipeg Free Press
Impact"He looked solid, square, comfortable and he gave his hockey team a chance to win the game," coach Paul Maurice said after a 1-0 loss to Minnesota. "I will think you'll see Michael one more time, maybe two. One more time for sure." Winnipeg hosts Boston on Thursday and they play in Calgary on Friday to close out the 2013-14 campaign. Hutchinson will be back in the AHL with St. John's for the playoffs afterward.
Michael Hutchinson holds own in first game | 04/07/2014 10:53 PM
NewsMichael Hutchinson held his own for the Jets, but suffered a 1-0 loss to Minnesota Monday.
ImpactThe netminder stopped 16 of 17 shots in his first NHL appearance, which was made possible due to an injury suffered by regular Al Montoya. With the season drawing to a close, Hutchinson could make a few more starts with Montoya nurses his lower-body ailment.
Michael Hutchinson starts 1st NHL game Monday | 04/07/2014 12:54 PM
NewsMichael Hutchinson will get his first NHL start on Monday against Minnesota.
Gary Lawless on Twitter
ImpactHe has been superb in the AHL this season for St. John's, where he has posted a 15-5-1 record along with a .923 save percentage and a 2.33 goals-against average. Hutchinson is up with the Jets because Al Montoya is dealing with a lower-body injury.
Michael Hutchinson may play in final week | 04/07/2014 9:35 AM
NewsMichael Hutchinson may get a start before the regular season is over.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactThe Jets play three times before the 2013-14 campaign gets put into the books. Coach Paul Maurice said Saturday that he's interested in seeing what Hutchinson has to offer.
Michael Hutchinson back up with Jets | 03/31/2014 9:35 AM
NewsMichael Hutchinson was called up from the minors on Sunday.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactHe is back with the team after being sent down less than 24 hours earlier. Ondrej Pavelec or Al Montoya could be hurt or unavailable for Monday's contest in Anaheim. The Jets will update the situation after their morning skate.
Jets recall Michael Hutchinson | 03/15/2014 2:21 PM
NewsThe Jets have recalled Michael Hutchinson from St. Johns of the AHL.
ImpactHe will back up Al Montoya while Ondrej Pavelec recovers from a lower-body injury that he sustained Friday night. Hutchinson is 24, so he is hardly a hot young prospect. That said, he has put up tremendous numbers in the minors this season. He sports a 15-5-1 record with a 2.33 goals against average and .923 save percentage. It will be interesting to see what happens if Montoya does not do well over the next two games and Pavelec is not ready to return. Does Hutchinson get a chance?
Winnipeg Jets sign goalie Hutchinson | 07/19/2013 5:00 PM
NewsThe Winnipeg Jets have inked Michael Hutchinson to a one-year, two-way deal.
ImpactHutchinson can earn $600,000 if he spends the season in the NHL. He had a 2.30 GAA and .914 save percentage in 30 games with AHL Providence last season.
|Date||Team||Opp||Decision||MIN||SO||GA||SHA||YTD GAA||YTD SV%||YTD Record||Status|
|Shots Against||39||at Chi||Dec 23||38|
|Saves||38||at Chi||Dec 23||35|
|Games Played In||3||2013-14 (Wpg)|
|Goal Against Average||1.64*||2013-14 (Wpg)|
|Save percentage||.943*||2013-14 (Wpg)|
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