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Andrew Hutchinson

Andrew Hutchinson  #8

Defenseman
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: March 24, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Evanston, IL, United States
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: NSH / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (54th overall)

2010-11 NOTES

* Notched his first point of the season with an assist against the Predators Oct. 21.

* Appeared in five consecutive games since being recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) Oct. 12.

* Notched two points (1G-1A) in his Wilkes-Barre/Scranton debut versus Hershey Oct. 9.

* Posted 38 points (9G-29A) in 78 games last season with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL).

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 choice (previously acquired, Nashville selected Teemu Laakso) in 2005 Entry Draft, July 29, 2005. Traded to NY Rangers by Carolina with Joe Barnes and Carolina's 3rd round choice (Evgeny Grachev) in 2008 Entry 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.
Quote of the Day

Because of the way they play and their skill set I don't think they're fourth-line players, so in my mind I'm looking at one of those guys I'll have to move over to the wing.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on his four-player battle for second-line center