Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Andrew Hutchinson
Andrew Hutchinson was born March 24, 1980 in Evanston, Illinois. The fourth choice, 54th overall selection of the Nashville Predators in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Hutchinson is a graduate of Michigan State University.

A Second Team All-American in 2001-02, Hutchinson was honoured as the CCHAs Best Defensive Defenseman in 2000-01, is a two-time member of the CCHAs All-Tournament team and is a CCHA Second Team All-Conference selection in 2000-01. The Evanston, Illinois native tallied 78 points (19-59-78) in 159 games at Michigan State.

Following his collegiate career at MSU, Hutchinson was assigned to Nashvilles AHL affiliate in Milwaukee for the latter stages of the 2001-02 season, before splitting his first full professional season with the Admirals and the ECHLs Toledo Storm. In 2003-04, Hutchinson returned to Milwaukee and spent the majority of the season in the AHL, while seeing action in 18 games with the parent club in Nashville. Even though he spent some time with the parent club in Nashville, Hutchinson was a key player in Milwaukee's run to the 2004 Calder Cup title.

In the summer of 2005, Hutchinson was acquired by the Carolina Hurricanes. With the Hurricanes, Hutchinson would start for 36 regular season games in the 2005-06 season notching 11 points. That same year in the playoffs, the Hurricanes would capture their first franchise Stanley Cup.

The New York Rangers acquired Hutchinson from the Hurricanes who dealt him with Joe Barnes and a 3rd round draft pick. He spent his entire year with the Rangers AHL affiliate in Hartford before signing as an unrestricted free agent in the off-season with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Hutchinson spent a pair of games in Tampa Bay before finding himself on the move once again after the club dealt him to the Dallas Stars for the rights to Lauri Tukonen.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Detroit Little Caesars MNHL 82 15 41 56
1997-98 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 27 3 11 14 35
1997-98 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program USHL 15 0 7 7 8
1997-98 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 12 2 0 2 8 5 2 3 5 2
1998-99 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 37 3 12 15 26
1999-00 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 42 5 12 17 64
2000-01 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 42 5 19 24 46
2001-02 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 39 6 16 22 24
2001-02 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 5 0 1 1 0 -2
2002-03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 63 9 17 26 40 -10 3 1 0 1 0
2002-03 Toledo Storm ECHL 10 2 5 7 4 +8
2003-04 Nashville Predators NHL 18 4 4 8 4 +1
2003-04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 46 12 12 24 39 +7 22 5 11 16 33
2004-05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 76 10 35 45 79 +1 7 1 3 4 8
2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 36 3 8 11 18 -2
2006-07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 41 3 11 14 30 0
2006-07 United States WC-A 7 3 1 4 2 -1
2007-08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 67 18 46 64 66 +28 5 2 2 4 4
2008-09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -5
2008-09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 20 1 12 13 14 -6
2008-09 Dallas Stars NHL 38 2 3 5 12 -4
2009-10 Texas Stars AHL 78 9 29 38 50 +3 21 5 11 16 14
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 0 1 1 6 -3
2010-11 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 54 7 29 36 29 0 12 0 5 5 0
2011-12 Barys Astana KHL 53 3 12 15 40 7 3 3 6 10
2012-13 Barys Astana KHL 40 2 12 14 22 7 0 2 2 10
2013-14 EV Zug Swiss 36 4 13 17 22
2014-15 Medvescak Zagreb (CRO) KHL 53 4 11 15 75
NHL Totals 140 12 27 39 70


CCHA Second All-Star Team (2001, 2002)
NCAA West Second All-American Team (2002) AHL First All-Star Team (2008) Eddie Shore Award (AHL - Outstanding Defenseman) (2008)
Traded to Carolina by Nashville for Phoenix's 3rd round pick (previously acquired, Nashville selected Teemu Laakso) in 2005 NHL Draft, July 29, 2005. Traded to NY Rangers by Carolina with Joe Barnes and Carolina's 3rd round pick (Evgeny Grachev) in 2008 NHL Draft for Matt Cullen, July 17, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 9, 2008. Traded to Dallas by Tampa Bay for Lauri Tukonen, November 30, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 7, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Astana (KHL), July 2, 2011.
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