The Adirondack Thunder made their 10th signing of the offseason by adding Nick Hutchison to the roster on Thursday. “Offensive player, lots of skill” is how head coach Alex Loh described the 25-year-old forward during the announcement via Facebook Live. He also mentioned that this signing had been planned, but just had to go through the necessary steps to get the deal completed.
In 140 games with Canisius College, Nick compiled 60 goals along with 53 assists for 113 points. Prior to his collegiate hockey career, Nick played two seasons of junior A with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BCHL. There, he scored 23 goals along with 29 assists, amassing 52 points. He managed to do so in 52 games played.
Hutchison, from Hicksville, New York, is widely viewed as a strong two-way forward. Hutchison brings scoring and physicality which fans saw a glimpse of the season in one game with the Thunder last season. He was also a Hobey Baker Finalist and was a second-team all conference player in his senior season. As if that wasn’t enough, Nick’s younger sister, Cailey, plays for the Metropolitan Riveters in the NWHL. Backed by an impressive resume, it’s no surprise that big things are expected in the seasons to come from the 6’3 forward.