By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed defenseman Ben Hutton to a two-year extension. He’s going to make $2.8 million per season.
“Ben is developing into one of our young, emerging core players and is an important part of our future,” said General Manager Jim Benning. “We’re excited to see him further elevate his game and help this team compete for years to come.”
The 23-year-old has four points in 20 games this season. He has two goals and two assists for the four points.
He leads the defenseman in goals.
During the 2015-16 season, he had 25 points in 75 games. He had a goal and 24 assists for 25 points.
Hutton won the Walter (Babe) Pratt Best Defencemen Award by the team. He was sixth in the league among rookie with 19 minutes and 52 seconds in ice time. He was also seventh in the league in rookie assists.
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