Flyers Recall Goaltender Carter Hutton from Phantoms
/ Philadelphia Flyers
Carter Hutton signed an amateur tryout with the Phantoms after wrapping up his senior season at UMass-Lowell. (photo courtesy UMass-Lowell)
The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have recalled goaltender Carter Hutton on an emergency basis from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, according to club General Manager Paul Holmgren.
Hutton will be available to play in Sunday night’s Flyers-Devils game at the Wachovia Center at 7:00 p.m. and wear uniform #40.
“I’m a little nervous and a little excited,” said Hutton. “It is all mixed together. It has been a bit of a whirlwind the past couple of days. I’m excited to be here and given the opportunity to put on the Flyers jersey and be a part of this organization.”
Hutton, 24, has appeared in four games with Adirondack this season after signing an amateur tryout agreement with the Phantoms on Mar. 20, following his senior year at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell of the Hockey East Association. He has posted a 1-2-1 record with a 2.71 goals-against average and .921 save percentage with Adirondack and earned his first professional victory by making 35 saves in a 4-3 win over the Bears at Hershey on Mar. 21.
Prior to joining the Phantoms, Hutton appeared in 27 games with the Lowell-Mass River Hawks, posting a 13-12-2 record in his final season. He led all goaltenders in the Hockey East Association with a 2.04 GAA, .928 save percentage and four shutouts, and won the Bauer Goaltending Champion Award for the best combined goalie stats in the Conference, as well as being named to the Hockey East Second Team All-Stars.
A native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Hutton completed his four-year career with the River Hawks with a 34-41-10 record, 2.33 GAA and .913 save percentage, including 10 shutouts in 85 collegiate games. He is the school’s all-time leader in GAA (2.33), shutouts (10) and tied for the all-time lead in save percentage (.913).