Ben Hutton

Ben Hutton

Height/Weight: 6' 2"/206 lbs
Born: Brockville, Canada
Draft: 2012 5th round (147th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • The Canadian Press

    Colorado visits Anaheim after shutout victory

    Colorado Avalanche (27-9-4, first in the West Division) vs. Anaheim Ducks (12-22-7, eighth in the West Division) Anaheim, California; Sunday, 6 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Colorado visits Anaheim after the Avalanche shut out Anaheim 2-0. Jonas Johansson earned the victory in the net for Colorado after recording 28 saves. The Ducks are 12-22-7 against West Division teams. Anaheim is the last-ranked team in the league averaging 3.5 assists per game. Rickard Rakell leads them with 15 total assists. The Avalanche are 27-9-4 against West Division opponents. Colorado leads the Nhl recording 35.3 shots per game while averaging 3.6 goals. The teams square off for the second straight game. TOP PERFORMERS: Rakell leads the Ducks with 15 assists and has 22 points this season. Derek Grant has three goals over the last 10 games for Anaheim. Mikko Rantanen leads the Avalanche with 23 goals and has 47 points. Nathan MacKinnon has six goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games for Colorado. LAST 10 GAMES: Ducks: 3-6-1, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.2 assists, 4.2 penalties and 12.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .918 save percentage. Avalanche: 7-1-2, averaging four goals, 6.9 assists, five penalties and 13 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with an .891 save percentage. INJURIES: Ducks: Ryan Getzlaf: day to day (upper body). Avalanche: Patrik Nemeth: day to day (undisclosed), Bowen Byram: day to day (head), Logan O'Connor: out (lower body), Matt Calvert: out (undisclosed), Dennis Gilbert: out (face). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press

  • The Canadian Press

    Jonas Johansson gets 1st shutout, Avalanche edge Ducks 2-0

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jonas Johansson made 28 saves in his first career shutout, and Valeri Nichushkin scored in the Colorado Avalanche's 2-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. Mikko Rantanen added an empty-net goal in the final minute as the West Division-leading Avalanche bounced back from an embarrassing 8-3 loss Wednesday to Minnesota, one that ended their streak of earning a point in 15 consecutive games. Nathan MacKinnon extended his points streak to eight games with an assist on Rantanen's late goal, which was Rantanen's seventh in seven games against the Ducks this season. Johansson made his case to be Philipp Grubauer’s backup in a strong performance against the last-place Ducks. The Avalanche are in the trade market for a backup goalie for the playoff run, but the 6-foot-5 Johansson has allowed only three goals in his last three appearances for the Avs, who acquired him March 20 from Buffalo. John Gibson stopped 33 shots for Anaheim, which has lost 11 of 15. Gibson and the Ducks held the NHL's highest-scoring team to just one even-strength goal while largely shutting down MacKinnon's potent line, but low-scoring Anaheim was shut out for only the second time this season. Nichushkin put Colorado on the board with his quick shot from the slot late in the second period, converting a one-timer to Gibson's short side on a slick pass from Ryan Graves. Four of Nichushkin's nine goals this season have come in the Avalanche's last five games against Anaheim, including his previous goal March 29 in Denver. Colorado had won five straight and earned points in 15 consecutive games before its embarrassing loss at Minnesota. The Avs rebounded from their first regulation loss since March 8 with their fifth win in seven meetings with Anaheim this season. Chase De Leo suited up for Anaheim for the first time this season, playing in his fifth career NHL game. The 25-year-old centre from nearby La Mirada grew up cheering for the Ducks, who acquired him from Winnipeg in 2018 and used him for one NHL game in each of the previous two seasons. Avs forward Jacob MacDonald sat out to begin his two-game suspension for hitting Minnesota's Ryan Hartman in the head. TRADE Earlier in the day, Colorado reacquired defenceman Patrik Nemeth from Detroit for a fourth-round pick. Nemeth was a key component of the Avs' blue line for two seasons from 2017-19, and he'll join an already deep defence for the stretch run. UP NEXT The teams finish their season series Sunday at Honda Center. ___ More AP NHL: and The Associated Press