2000-01: Appeared in all 42 games, tallying 5-19--24 Earned CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman Award Named to All-CCHA second team and league All-Tournament team Five goals matched a career high while 19 helpers and 24 points surpassed previous single-season bests Ranked third among MSU blueliners in points Was second among Spartan defensemen in goals and assists Tied for third on the team with a +18 plus-minus rating Notched a career-high four points with four assists vs. Northern Michigan (Nov. 10) Scored a goal in MSUs win vs. Boston College in the first round of the Great Lakes Invitational (Dec. 29) and added a marker in the Spartans GLI championship victory vs. Michigan Tech (Dec. 30) Named to the All-GLI team for his efforts against BC and MTU Named to NCAA All-West Regional team after posting a +2 plus-minus rating in Spartans quarterfinal win vs. Wisconsin (March 25) Ranked second among Spartan defensemen in playoff scoring with 0-4--4 in five contests Scored at least one point in eight of MSUs 10 games between Dec. 29-Jan. 27, posting 3-6--9 during that span Named sixth-best pro prospect in the Nashville Predators system by The Hockey News.
1999-2000: Scored 5-12--17 while playing in all 42 games Named to the CCHA All-Tournament Team after recording 1-2-3 in the two games at Joe Louis Arena Had 3-5-8 in five playoff games Goals included two PPGs and one GWG Had two assists in the GLI semifinals vs. Michigan Tech (12/29) Had GWG against Northern Michigan (2/12) on a breakaway as he left the penalty box Scored just before the buzzer sounded in the first period against Miami (3/11) Eight of his 17 points came in the first period Ended the season with a five-game point-scoring streak and a point in eight of last nine games (3-8--11 during that span) Recorded nine points in March (3-6--9), one more than the first five months of the season combined (2-6--8).
1998-99: Played 37 games for MSU and totaled 3-12--15 Garnered CCHA All-Rookie honorable mention status Finished second among MSU rookies in points and first in assists Had 2-6--8 on the power play A two-time CCHA Rookie of the Week in back-to-back weeks after helping MSU to the Great Lakes Invitational championship (0-2--2) and a three-game sweep of Alaska Fairbanks (0-1--1 in 2 GP) Finished with a +11 plus/minus rating Two of his three goals came on the power play and two came during the playoffs (vs. Lake Superior, 3/12; vs. Colorado College, 3/28) His goal against Colorado College tied the score 3-3 with 1:40 remaining and set the stage for Adam Halls goal 32 seconds later which sent MSU to the Frozen Four.
PRIOR TO MSU: Spent 1997-98 with the U.S. Under-18 Team in Ann Arbor Finished with 7-22-29 in 60 games for Team USA Had a pair of power-play goals and two game-winning goals Played with five fellow Spartans on Team USA In 1996-97 with Little Caesars, totaled 15-41--56 and a +115 rating in 82 games played.
WITH TEAM USA: In addition to spending 1997-98 with the Under-18 Team, Hutchinson played at both the 1998 and 1999 U.S. National Junior Team evaluation camps in Lake Placid, N.Y.
PERSONAL: Born March 24, 1980, in Evanston, Ill. A merchandising management major Drafted in 1999 by the Nashville Predators in the second round (No. 54 overall) Graduated from Ann Arbor Pioneer H.S. Nickname is Hutch A fan of the Detroit Red Wings and defenseman Niklas Lidstrom Son of Tom and Sue Hutchinson All members of his immediate family were varsity athletes on the collegiate level.
YEAR GP G A PTS PPG SHG GWG +/- PEN/MIN 1998-99 37 3 12 15 2 0 0 +11 13/26 1999-2000 42 5 12 17 2 0 1 +4 32/64 2000-01 42 5 19 24 1 0 2 +18 23/46
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