Former Winnipeg Jets Starter NHL Career In Danger

Published October 6, 2023 at 4:55 PM

A goaltender who used to start for the Winnipeg Jets is now in danger of losing his NHL career following devastating news.

Hutchinson In Retrospect

During the mid-2010s, the Winnipeg Jets did not have Connor Hellebuyck yet and had a rotation of goaltenders. The one stable player on their backend was Michael Hutchinson who consistently got into 30-40 games as a 1B goaltender.

Throughout five years with the Jets, Hutchinson played in 102 total games with the Jets with the majority coming from 2014-2017.

He was solid not having a single season with under a .900 sv% and having only one with a GAA over 3.00.

Hutchinson In Danger Of Losing NHL Career

In a terrible turn of events, it was announced that Hutchinson was released from his PTO in Detroit.

The #redwings have released goaltender Michael Hutchinson from his PTO.

It was then announced that he was offered a PTO with Grand Rapids of the AHL.

The Red Wings on Friday assigned and released 13 players to the Griffins. In addition, the Griffins signed goaltender Michael Hutchinson to a professional tryout #GoGRG

With Hutchinson not even getting a guaranteed contract from the Griffins, it seems like his NHL career may be over at only 33 years old.
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Former Winnipeg Jets Starter NHL Career In Danger

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