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Thunder Bay's Carter Hutton retires from pro hockey

Hutton suffered an injury in October 2021 in his last NHL game
Carter Hutton

THUNDER BAY — Veteran NHL goaltender Carter Hutton's pro hockey career is over.

The 36-year-old Thunder Bay native announced his retirement Tuesday.

Hutton could not immediately be reached for comment.

In an interview with Tom Annelin published in the Chronicle-Journal, he said he'd been preparing himself for retirement "for awhile."

Hutton pointed out that the NHL has become a league for younger men, with the average age now in the early 20s.

He began his career with the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2012-2013 season, and eventually skated for Nashville, St. Louis, Buffalo and Arizona.

As a member of the Coyotes, Hutton tended goal for the last time on Oct. 25, 2021 in a game in which he suffered an ankle injury which he said restricted his mobility.

The former Superior International Junior Hockey League star played in 235 regular-season contests, finishing with a record of 94 wins, 90 losses and 27 overtime or shootout losses.

He had a career goals against average of 2.76 and a save percentage of .908. 



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