Skip to main content

Jets sign goaltender Michael Hutchinson to $1.15-million, two-year deal

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have signed goaltender Michael Hutchinson to a US$1.15-million, two-year contract.

Hutchinson, a 24-year-old restricted free agent, will count $575,000 against the salary cap each season if he remains in the NHL.

The Barrie, Ont., native could be Ondrej Pavelec's backup next season if the Jets don't add a veteran.

The contract is two-way in 2014-15, meaning he'll have a different salary in the AHL, and one-way in 2015-16.

Hutchinson made his NHL debut April 7 and played three games for the Jets this past season. He went 2-1-0 with a 1.64 goals-against average and .943 save percentage. He helped the AHL's St. John's IceCaps to the Calder Cup final last month.

Hutchinson was originally a third-round pick of the Boston Bruins in 2008.

TOP HEADLINES

USATSI_19142741

Screenshots: KHL Uncertainty, Sami Jo Small, and the Kraken Mascot

Adam Proteau looks at the uncertainty surrounding North American players in the KHL, the PHF's Toronto Six hiring Sami Jo Small, and the unveiling of the Seattle Kraken's new mascot.

USATSI_17956177

Hurricanes Sign de Haan to One-Year Deal

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenseman Calvin de Haan to a one-year deal after inviting him to training camp.

USATSI_19143139

NHL Burning Questions: Vancouver Canucks

Adam Proteau takes a look at the burning questions surrounding the Vancouver Canucks heading into the 2022-23 NHL Season.