Lightning Recall Defenseman Andrew Hutchinson from Norfolk of the AHL
/ Tampa Bay Lightning
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Andrew Hutchinson from Norfolk of the American Hockey League, it was announced by Executive Vice President & General Manager Brian Lawton.
Hutchinson, 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, has appeared in 20 games with Norfolk this season, recording a goal, 13 assists and 14 penalty minutes. The 28-year-old played in 67 games with Hartford of the AHL last season while serving as the team’s captain, tallying 18 goals, 64 points and 13 power-play goals, leading all Wolf Pack defensemen in those categories. He ranked second on the team in assists (46), plus/minus (+28) and power-play goals, third in points and was tied for fifth in goals. He led all AHL defensemen in points and assists, and also ranked third in goals. Hutchinson was named the winner of the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s most outstanding defenseman.
A native of Evanston, Illinois, Hutchinson has appeared in 95 career NHL games with Carolina and Nashville. He has accumulated 10 goals, 33 points and six power-play goals. Selected by Nashville in the second round, 54th overall, at the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Hutchinson made his NHL debut in 2003 with Nashville and was a member of Carolina’s 2006 Stanley Cup Championship team.