7 Facts: Grant Hutton
Get to know the newest Islanders defenseman as he made his NHL debutby Sasha Kandrach @KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com
Grant Hutton made his NHL debut on Saturday night at UBS Arena. Get to know Hutton as in the latest edition of 7 Facts.
PLAYED COLLEGE HOCKEY AT MIAMI
Prior to his professional hockey career, Hutton spent four years playing Division l hockey at the University of Miami-Ohio, the same alma mater as current Islanders defenseman Andy Greene. Hutton totaled 71 points (29G, 42A) for the Redhawks during his four seasons. Miami made it to the postseason all four years that Hutton played with them, but never advanced past the First Round.
Like Greene, Hutton was a captain during his career at Miami. Hutton wore an 'A' for his sophomore and junior seasons but was named the team's captain during his senior year with the Redhawks.
UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT
After graduating from the University of Miami-Ohio in 2018, Hutton signed with the Islanders as an undrafted free agent, taking the same path to the NHL as Greene as well.
MAINSTAY WITH BRIDGEPORT
Hutton has spent the last four seasons with the Bridgeport Islanders. Through 98 games, Hutton has registered 34 points (9G, 25A). This season Hutton had two goals in 10 games for Bridgeport.
NATIVE OF INDIANA
Hutton was born in Carmel, Indiana. From there he began his career in-state, before beginning his junior career in Kearney, Nebraska with the Tri-City Storm in 2013-14.
WEARING NO. 7
Grant Hutton will wear No. 7 for the Islanders as he did against the Calgary Flames on Saturday night during the team's home opener and first ever game at their new home.
MADE NHL DEBUT AT HOME OPENER
Hutton and Robin Salo were the first Islanders to take the ice at UBS Arena as the pair both skated in their rookie laps ahead of their NHL debuts.
"It was unbelievable," Hutton said. "I've been with the organization for about three years now. You look forward to the first one so being able to have the first one here at UBS is a pretty special feeling. Obviously, I feel for the guys that deserve to be out there and couldn't."