Ben Hutton
Ben Hutton
25-Year-Old DefensemanD
Vancouver Canucks
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After a promising two-year start to his NHL career, Hutton took a big leap backwards last season, scoring just six assists in 61 games and sitting out as a healthy scratch due to his poor play. His career plus-minus is now at minus-52, and he was getting beat one-on-one and caught out of position on a nightly basis despite his evident skill. He has a long way to go to re-establish himself as an NHL player and will be fighting for a roster spot at training camp. Hutton doesn't appear to have a standout skill, which unfortunately relegates him to being a depth player who provides little fantasy value. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $5.6 million contract extension with the Canucks in November 2016.
Notches helper Tuesday
DVancouver Canucks
February 5, 2019
Hutton registered an assist, two shots and two hits during Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Capitals.
ANALYSIS
The helper is Hutton's first point in six contests and brings him to five goals and 18 points in 52 games. Sporting a meager minus-11 rating, the 25-year-old defender is a risky play even in deeper leagues.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    22:03
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:53
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:13
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
20:30
2:03
0:32
2017–18
18:25
0:58
1:36
2018–19
22:03
1:53
2:13
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Hutton put together another modestly productive campaign in 2016-17, notching a career-high five goals and 19 points. He’s posted a disastrous plus-minus in each of his first two full NHL seasons, but it’s hard to be critical, given the team’s overall struggles. Hutton excels at rushing the puck up ice and jumping into the play, making him an appealing fantasy blueliner. However, the Canucks didn't make too many changes this offseason, so it’s hard to see Hutton taking a major step forward; still, he should continue to progress. The addition of Michael Del Zotto and growth of Troy Stecher could jeopardize his power-play time, but Hutton possesses enough offensive talent and awareness to produce in any situation. Although Vancouver’s going through a tough period right now, Hutton has emerged as a fan favorite and is sure to deliver another solid campaign on the back end.
Hutton broke onto the scene in 2015-16, putting up 25 points in a 75-game rookie season. While he only scored once, he averaged a solid 19:52 of ice time and became a steady presence on the power play. There is a youth movement occurring in Vancouver and Hutton is right in the middle of it. He’ll likely be paired up with newcomer Erik Gudbranson, who is a defensive-minded rearguard, leaving Hutton the opportunity to take more offensive risks. The 23-year-old is a young and energetic up-and-coming blueliner who should take another step forward in 2016-17. If he can maintain his role as the power-play quarterback on the top unit with the Sedin twins and newcomer Loui Eriksson, Hutton could be one to watch in 2016-17.
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Goal stands as game-winner
DVancouver Canucks
January 14, 2019
Hutton scored his fifth goal of the season in a 5-1 win over Florida on Sunday.
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Eclipses last year's assist total
DVancouver Canucks
December 11, 2018
Hutton picked up an assist in Sunday's win over the Blues.
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Tallies assist
DVancouver Canucks
November 20, 2018
Hutton picked up a helper in Monday's loss to the Jets.
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Scores in loss
DVancouver Canucks
November 7, 2018
Hutton scored his third goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout road loss to the Red Wings.
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Scores second goal of year
DVancouver Canucks
October 30, 2018
Hutton picked up a goal in Monday's win over the Wild.
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