Canucks sign Hutton to 2-year extension
The Vancouver Canucks announced Thursday they have re-signed defenseman Ben Hutton to a 2-year deal worth 5.6 million
The sophomore was a bright spot for the Canucks last year despite the club’s overall abysmal performance (31-38-13) scoring 1 goal 24 assists and 25 points in 75 games. Early in the season, he was considered amongst the rookies challenging for the Calder Trophy before Artemi Panarin, Shayne Gostisbehere, and Connor McDavid widened the gap on the rest of the rookie class.
Hutton, 23, was scheduled to hit restricted free agency this summer but this extension puts it off until the end of the 2018-2019. He will make 2.8 million in each of the next two seasons in a top-4 role for the Canucks.
The Brockville, Ontario native has currently 2 goals, 2 assists and 4 points in 20 games played for the Canucks this season. Hutton was drafted in the 5th round (138th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry draft from the Nepean Raiders of the CCHL.