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Barrie native lands in Leafs organization

Michael Hutchinson will report to the AHL's Toronto Marlies
(via Brendan Kergin)

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Barrie native Michael Hutchinson today in a trade with the Florida Panthers. 

The 28-year-old goaltender had a 1-1-2 record in four games with the Panthers this season, while also splitting time with the American Hockey League's Springfield Thunderbirds.

Florida signed Hutchinson a few days into free agency last summer. 

In the deal, the Panthers receive a fifth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. 

According to the Leafs, who called up goalie Kasimir Kaskisuo on an emergency basis earlier today, Hutchinson will report to the AHL's Toronto Marlies. 

Toronto's No. 1 goaltender, Frederik Andersen, is not expected to play tonight against the New York Islanders due to a groin injury and is listed as day-to-day. 

Hutchinson, who stands six-foot-three and weighs 202 pounds, also spent parts of three seasons with the OHL's Barrie Colts, from 2006-07 to 2008-09, before being traded to the London Knights where he played in 46 games and had a 2.86 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage in his final year of junior. 

Hutchinson was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the third round (77th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. 

He bounced between the AHL and the ECHL from 2010-11 until 2013-14, with stops in Providence, RI, Reading, Pa., Ontario, Calif., and St. John's, NL. 

Hutchinson signed with the Winnipeg Jets in July 2013.

As a member of the AHL's Manitoba Moose in 2017-18, Hutchinson was selected to the league's second all-star team and participated in the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic.

Over the course of his NHL career, he has a 2.70 GAA and a .907 SV% in 106 games. 

His best NHL season was 2014-15 when he had a record of 21-10-5 when he split time with Ondrej Pavelec. 

Raymond Bowe

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