The New York Islanders announced today that Cal Clutterbuck has agreed to terms on a four-year contract.
Clutterbuck, 25, has 110 points (62 goals, 48 assists) in 346 career National Hockey League games, all with the Minnesota Wild. A native of Welland, ON, Clutterbuck scored 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 42 games last season, while leading the team with 155 hits (tied for ninth in NHL). He also made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut, scoring two points (one goal, one assist) in five games during Minnesota’s Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Chicago Blackhawks.
A 5’11, 213-pound right wing, Clutterbuck led the NHL in hits for three consecutive seasons from 2008-2011, setting a then-NHL record with 356 hits during the 2008-09 campaign.
Prior to his professional career, Clutterbuck played three seasons of junior hockey with the Oshawa Generals and one with the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors of the Ontario Hockey League. In his final season with Oshawa, he scored 89 points (35 goals and 54 assists) in 65 games. The Wild selected Clutterbuck in the third round, 72nd overall, of the 2006 NHL Draft. The Islanders acquired Clutterbuck from the Wild, along with a third-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, in exchange for Nino Niederreiter.
On the International stage, Clutterbuck won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2011 World Championships and a silver medal with Canada at the 2005 Under-18 World Junior Championships. He also won a gold medal with Team Canada-Ontario at the 2004 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
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