I don’t expect anyone to remember that Carter Hutton played in one game for the Blackhawks during the 2012-13 NHL season, but he did. His debut game was against the Blues in a 3-1 loss.
He wouldn’t touch the ice ever again for the Blackhawks. He would join the Predators for three seasons playing in 75 games, where he went 33-23-12. After those three seasons, he played for the Blues.
With the Blues, he went 30-15-5. He did well enough to earn himself a starting role in Buffalo with the Sabres.
During the last two seasons, Hutton has played in 81 games, with a 30-39-9 record. Sure, he hasn’t done great in Buffalo but not many players have. He didn’t fit with the Blackhawks because they were already had their backup position filled.
Hutton would have fit in well with the Blackhawks, especially those two seasons where Corey Crawford got injured.
Throughout Hutton’s career, he’s won 93 games, lost 78, and lost in overtime/shootout 26 times. His career stats aren’t terrible, saving 91.1% of the shots coming his way, with 13 shutouts.
The Blackhawks missed on this one. Hutton could have changed the future of the team. He is decent enough to start for the Sabres, but he’d be a great backup for the Blackhawks. You can’t blame Chicago on this one though.
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