Canucks sign defenceman Ben Hutton to two-year extension

Ben Hutton chats with Dan Murphy about his game-winning goal in OT.

The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Ben Hutton to a two-year extension, the team announced Thursday.

As per the team’s press release, the deal is worth $2.8 million per season.

“Ben is developing into one of our young, emerging core players and is an important part of our future,” general manager Jim Benning said via press release. “We’re excited to see him further elevate his game and help this team compete for years to come.”

The new deal will kick in at the start of next season, and will be a significant raise from his current cap hit of $896,250.

Hutton debuted with the Canucks in 2015-16, scoring one goal and adding 24 assists in 75 games, which was a team-best among blue liners last year. Additionally, he ranked sixth among all NHL rookies in ice time with an average of just under 20 minutes per game.

He also helped Team Canada claim gold at the 2016 World Championships.

So far this year, the 23-year-old native of Prescott, Ont. has two goals and two assists in 20 games.

The Canucks drafted Hutton in the fifth round (147th overall) in 2012.

November 24, 2016


Ben Hutton

Vancouver Canucks
2 yrs
Contract Extension
$2.8 million
$5.6 million

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