Defenceman Ben Hutton signs one-year deal with Kings

Ben Hutton skate into the corner after the puck. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

Former Vancouver Canucks defender Ben Hutton has signed a one-year, $1.5-million deal with the Los Angeles Kings, the club announced Tuesday.

The 26-year-old rearguard posted 20 points through 69 games for the Canucks last season, skating an average of 22:21 minutes per night — second-most among Canucks skaters.

Drafted 147th overall by the club back in 2012, Hutton has spent the past four seasons with the Canucks at the NHL level, posting a career-high 25 points as a rookie in 2015-16.

The Brockville, Ont., native earned $2.8 million per year on his last contract — a two-year pact with Vancouver that wrapped up last season — before entering this off-season as an unrestricted free agent. He’ll slot in as the fourth-highest earner on the Kings’ blue line.

September 18, 2019

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Ben Hutton

SIGNED BY
Los Angeles Kings
LENGTH
1 Year
CONTRACT TYPE
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT
$1.5 million
TOTAL
$1.5 million

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