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Michael Hutchinson | Goalie

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 185
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Michael Hutchinson knows he has a lot to prove this season, as he enters training camp slated to be Winnipeg's backup netminder.
"I'm just going to come in and take it one day at a time and try and help the team win as many games as I can and just work hard every day," said the 24-year-old goalie. "I think it'll be great. We'll both be able to push each other. The main focus is to help the team win games and if we can both do that, we'll have a successful season." The AHL standout posted a 2-1 record with a 1.64 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage in three appearances with the Jets at the end of the 2013-14 campaign. Sep 16 - 6:35 AM

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Michael Hutchinson and the Winnipeg Jets have agreed to a two-year contract that could pay him up to $1.15 million.

The reason why the exact amount Hutchinson will earn is unknown is because the contract is two-ways for the 2014-15 campaign. It will turn into a one-year deal for 2015-16 though. Even though the Jets will have more flexibility to demote him next season, Hutchinson is likely to start the season as the team's backup netminder.
Jul 2 - 4:49 PM

Michael Hutchinson has continued to impress in the AHL and his coach believes his time will come in the NHL sooner rather than later.

"Michael has done nothing but show that he's a goaltender that is knocking at the door at the National Hockey League level," St. John's coach Keith McCambridge said. The 24-year-old netminder has been solid during his AHL career and he's been great during the IceCaps' playoff run to the Calder Cup Final. He owns a 1.61 GAA and a .946 save percentage in the postseason. Hutchinson played well in three starts for the Jets at the end of the 2013-14 campaign and he could be a full-time NHLer next year. First, the Jets need to get the pending restricted free agent under contract.
Jun 6 - 7:40 AM

Jets' goalie prospect Michael Hutchinson is playing very well in the AHL playoffs.

He is tending goal for the St. John's IceCaps in the Eastern Conference finals against Pittsburgh's top minor league team, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Hutchinson has a 10-4 postseason record with a 1.63 goals against average and a .945 save percentage. With the Jets' goaltending situation unsettled for 2014-15, Hutchinson may have an opportunity to start next season in the NHL.
May 31 - 12:40 PM

Michael Hutchinson has been reassigned by the Winnipeg Jets.

Hutchinson will report to AHL St. John's ahead of the team's playoff run. He had a 1.64 GAA and .943 save percentage in three games with Winnipeg this season.
Apr 13 - 11:21 AM

Michael Hutchinson turned aside 35 of 38 shots in Winnipeg's 5-3 win over Calgary Friday night.

It was Hutchinson's third start of the season. The rookie goalie ended the campaign with a 1.64 goals against average and a .943 save percentage and certainly showed promise for the future.
Apr 12 - 4:50 AM

Coach Paul Maurice hasn't decided yet if Michael Hutchinson will get a third straight start in Winnipeg's season finale Friday night.

"We'll go back and talk and see how he's feeling. If you walked in right now he'd say, 'Why don't we just put all the equipment on again and go play another game.' He's just wired right now," said Maurice after Hutchinson picked up his first victory Thursday. "But we want to put him in a position to have success. At the same time, if he feels good he'll be in the net (Friday) night. He's earned that right. Back-to-backs are a different beast and we'll want to see him in that, too."
Apr 11 - 6:50 AM

Michael Hutchinson was superb for the Jets on Thursday as he earned a 2-1 shootout victory against Boston.

Hutchinson has been impressive in two appearances with the Jets and earned himself his first NHL win versus the Bruins. His GAA is a minuscule 0.98 in two NHL starts while his save percentage is .960.
Apr 11 - 1:10 AM

Michael Hutchinson will be back in Winnipeg's cage on Thursday night.

He'll make his second start in a row against Boston, who selected him in the third round of the 2008 draft. Hutchinson made 16 saves and allowed one goal in a 1-0 loss to Minnesota on Monday night.
Apr 10 - 3:59 PM

Michael Hutchinson may have earned himself another start with a solid showing in his NHL debut on Monday night.

"He looked solid, square, comfortable and he gave his hockey team a chance to win the game," coach Paul Maurice said after a 1-0 loss to Minnesota. "I will think you'll see Michael one more time, maybe two. One more time for sure." Winnipeg hosts Boston on Thursday and they play in Calgary on Friday to close out the 2013-14 campaign. Hutchinson will be back in the AHL with St. John's for the playoffs afterward.
Apr 8 - 7:11 AM

Michael Hutchinson held his own for the Jets, but suffered a 1-0 loss to Minnesota Monday.

The netminder stopped 16 of 17 shots in his first NHL start, which was made possible due to an injury suffered by regular Al Montoya. With the season drawing to a close, Hutchinson could make a few more starts with Montoya nursing his lower-body ailment.
Apr 7 - 10:53 PM

Michael Hutchinson will get his first NHL start on Monday against Minnesota.

He has been superb in the AHL this season for St. John's, where he has posted a 15-5-1 record along with a .923 save percentage and a 2.33 goals-against average. Hutchinson is up with the Jets because Al Montoya is dealing with a lower-body injury.
Apr 7 - 12:54 PM

Michael Hutchinson may get a start before the regular season is over.

The Jets play three times before the 2013-14 campaign gets put into the books, including back-to-back contests on Thursday and Friday. Coach Paul Maurice said Saturday that he's interested in seeing what Hutchinson has to offer.
Apr 7 - 9:35 AM

Michael Hutchinson was called up from the minors on Sunday.

He is back with the team after being sent down less than 24 hours earlier. Ondrej Pavelec or Al Montoya could be hurt or unavailable for Monday's contest in Anaheim. The Jets will update the situation after their morning skate.
Mar 31 - 9:35 AM

The Jets have recalled Michael Hutchinson from St. Johns of the AHL.

He will back up Al Montoya while Ondrej Pavelec recovers from a lower-body injury that he sustained Friday night. Hutchinson is 24, so he is hardly a hot young prospect. That said, he has put up tremendous numbers in the minors this season. He sports a 15-5-1 record with a 2.33 goals against average and .923 save percentage. It will be interesting to see what happens if Montoya does not do well over the next two games and Pavelec is not ready to return. Does Hutchinson get a chance?
Mar 15 - 2:21 PM

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