Preds Ink Hutton, Smith to Columbus
Milwaukee, WI— Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed goaltender Carter Hutton to a one-year, two-way contract. In addition, former Admirals netminder Jeremy Smith has signed a contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Hutton appeared in one game for the 2013 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks and 51 games for the AHL's Rockford IceHogs in 2012-13, posting a 26-22-1 record, a 2.72 goals-against average, a .908 save percentage and a pair of shutouts. In 2011-12, the Thunder Bay, Ont., native was named Rockford’s most valuable player after tying a team record with .917 save percentage and setting a club mark with a 2.35 goals-against average. Since turning pro at the completion of his collegiate career in 2009-10, the 6-1, 195-pound netminder has appeared in 120 games for Adirondack, Worcester and Rockford, posting a 60-44-7 record, a .902 save percentage, 2.64 goals-against average and seven shutouts.
Over the past two seasons Hutton has owned the Admirals, going 13-4 with a .938 save percentage and a 1.89 goals against average.
Hutton is on Twitter @CarterHutton.
Smith finishes his Admirals career with a 66-46-7 record, a 2.39 goals against average, a .917 save percentage and eight shutouts. He is fourth all-time in Admirals history in GAA, save % and shutouts and fifth in team history in wins.
The Admirals will kick off the home portion of their schedule on Saturday, October 19 at 7 pm. The remainder of the schedule will be released later this summer. Season tickets for 2013-14 are on sale now for as little as $180. For more information or to order season tickets fans should call (414) 227-0550.
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