Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Ben Hutton.
Hutton, 21, recorded 21 points (9-12-21) and 14 penalty minutes with the University of Maine this season. In 108 career total NCAA games for the Black Bears Hutton scored 28 goals, 37 assists (28-37- 65) and logged 40 penalty minutes. Hutton was named a Second Team All-American, named to the Hockey East First Team and the recipient of the Bob Monahan Award (top defenceman in New England) following a career season in 2013.14.
The 6’3” 200-pound native of Prescott, Ontario was selected by Vancouver 147th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.