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Andrew Hutchinson
Andrew Hutchinson
Number: 28
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 195
Shoots: Right
Born: Mar 24, 1980
Birthplace: Evanston, IL, United States
Acquired: Acquired from Nashville in exchange for Phoenix's third-round pick (78th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Drafted: NSH / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (54th overall)
Nashville 1999 (4-54-2)
June 29, 2005, in exchange for Phoenixs third-round pick (78th overall - Teemu Laakso) in the 2005 draft
First NHL Game:
Oct. 18, 2003 in a 3-2 Nashville win vs. Columbus
First NHL Point:
Dec. 18, 2003, two assists in a 5-4 Nashville overtime loss at Montreal
First NHL Goal:
Jan. 8, 2004 in a 4-3 Nashville overtime win vs. Colorado
Most Goals, Game:
1 (10 times - Last: Oct. 25, 2006 in a 5-4 Carolina overtime win vs. Atlanta)
Most Assists, Game:
2 - four times (Last: Jan. 11, 2007 in a 6-4 Carolina win vs. Florida)
Most Points, Game:
2 - six times (Last: Jan. 11, 2007 in a 6-4 Carolina win vs. Florida)
Most Penalty Minutes, Game:
4 - twice (Last: Dec. 16, 2006 in a 3-2 Carolina win at Tampa Bay)

2005-06 Season: Completed his second NHL season and first with the Hurricanes... Set new career highs in games played (36), assists (8), points (11) and penalty minutes (18)... Returned to action at ATL (4/1) for the first time since undergoing wrist surgery... Was activated from injured reserve (3/31) after missing 21 games with a wrist injury... Had surgery on his left wrist on Feb. 2... Scored his third goal of the season vs. NSH (1/13)... Scored his second goal of the season during a second period power- play vs. ATL (1/4)... Spent 14:30 on the ice, 14:01 of which was power-play time vs. FLA (12/23)... Scored his first goal as a Hurricane vs. TB (12/20)... Recorded two assists, including the first assist on Williams' game-tying goal at DAL (12/2)... Played in his first game since 10/8 and registered his first points with the Hurricanes with a pair of power-play assists vs. TOR (11/25)... Activated from injured reserve 11/17 (hip flexor)... Placed on injured reserve 11/11 (hip flexor)... Made his Hurricanes debut on opening night at TB (10/5)... Played in seven of Carolina's eight preseason games, scoring one goal and earning eight assists while posting a (+1) plus/minus rating... Led the team with eight assists in the preseason, ranking fourth in the NHL... Games missed due to injury: 25 (hip flexor: 11/5-11/15; wrist: 2/3-3/29)... Was a healthy extra for 21 games (10/12-11/3, 11/17-11/22; 12/28-12/29; 3/31, 4/8-4/18)... Multi-assist games: 2 (11/25 vs. TOR: 0g, 2a; 12/2 at DAL: 0g, 2a)... Multi-point games: 2 (11/25 vs. TOR: 0g, 2a; 12/2 at DAL: 0g, 2a)... Longest assists streak: 2 games (12/2-12/3: 0g, 3a)... Longest points streak: 2 games (12/2-12/3: 0g, 3a).

2006 Playoffs: Was a healthy extra for all 25 games of the Hurricanes' run to the Stanley Cup.

Career: Is in his third NHL season and his second with the Hurricanes... Signed a two-year contract with Carolina on June 30, 2006... Acquired by Carolina from Nashville in exchange for Phoenixs third-round pick in 2005 (acquired by Carolina as a part of the David Tanabe and Igor Knyazev for Danny Markov trade, June 20, 2003: 78th overall - Teemu Laakso)... Played four seasons with Michgan State of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), totaling 19 goals and 59 assists (78 points) in 159 collegiate games...1998-99: Earned an honorable mention for the CCHA All-Rookie Team... Was named CCHA Rookie of the Week twice and led all Michigan State rookies with 12 assists... 1999-00: Finised his sophomore season ranked fifth among Michigan State skaters with 12 assists and ranked fourth on the team with 64 penalty minutes... Named to the CCHA All-Tournament team... 2000-01: Named CCHAs best defenseman in his junior season... Led the Spartans in shots (125), ranked third on the team with a plus-17 rating and was a CCHA Second Team All-Conference selection... Named to the CCHA All-Tournament team... 2001-02: Made his professional debut with Milwaukee of the American Hockey League following the completion of his senior season at Michigan State... Skated in five games with Milwaukee and earned his first professional point, an assist, on March 29 vs. Grand Rapids... Signed his first professional contract with Nashville on March 25, 2002... Named a second-team All-American following his senior season at Michigan State... Opened the season by playing in Michigan States game against Michigan in front of 74,554 fans at Michigan States Spartan Stadium... 2002-03: Split his first full professional season between Milwaukee (AHL) and Toledo (ECHL)... Led all Milwaukee defensemen in goals (9), multiple-point games (7) and power-play goals (4)... Finished the season with 26 points (9g, 17a) in 63 AHL games... Scored two goals and earned five assists (7 points) in 10 ECHL games with Toledo... 2003-04: Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL) to Nashville six times and tied for second among Nashville rookies with eight points (4g, 4a) while skating 18 NHL games... Scored the overtime game-winner for Nashville vs. NYR (2/28)... Made his NHL debut vs. CBJ (10/18)... Scored his first NHL goal vs. COL (1/8)... Had 24 points (12g, 12a) and 39 penalty minutes in 46 regular-season games for Milwaukee... Played for the PlanetUSA All-Stars at the 2004 Pepsi AHL All-Star Classic... Led Milwaukee defensemen in goals (5), assists (11) and points (16) in the playoffs, as Milwaukee captured the 2004 Calder Cup championship... 2004-05: Scored 10 goals and earned 35 assists (45 points) in 76 games, setting new AHL career highs for games played, goals, assists, points and penalty minutes (79)... Ranked second among Admirals defensemen in scoring... Notched a goal and three assists (4 points) to help the Admirals to the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs.

Personal: Married his wife, Andrea, on June 18, 2005... Their first son, Cole, was born July 12, 2006... Spends his off-seasons in East Lansing, Michigan... Nickname is Hutch... Is involved with the Garth Brooks Teammates For KidsFoundation... His biggest hockey influence was his father... His first job was working as a valet at a hotel... His hero growing up was Michael Jordan... Andrew also played basketball and baseball growing up... His favorite food is steak and his favorite restaurant is Sullivans in Raleigh... Favorite bands are U2 and Pearl Jam... Favorite book is The DaVinci Code... Andrews favorite thing about living in Raleigh is the laid-back atmosphere... His favorite movie is Anchorman... He had a party at his home in East Lansing during his day with the Stanley Cup and then took the trophy out on the town.