Predators retain Carter Hutton for $1.45M over 2 years

The Nashville Predators confirmed Monday that they re-signed backup goaltender Carter Hutton to a two-year, $1.45-million US contract, securing depth behind Pekka Rinne.

Nashville netminder posted 20-11-4 record in 2013-14

Carter Hutton posted a 20-11-4 record with a 2.62 GAA in 40 games, including 34 starts, for the Predators this past season. (Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

The Nashville Predators have signed backup goaltender Carter Hutton to a two-year, $1.45-million US contract, securing depth behind Pekka Rinne.

The Predators announced the deal Monday.

Hutton will earn $700,000 this season and $750,000 in 2015-16.

Hutton went 20-11-4 in his first full NHL season, overcoming a rough start when Rinne missed 51 games because of an infection in his hip.

Hutton went 13-4-2 over his final 19 games, including a five-game winning streak at the end.

He became the sixth 20-game winner in Predators history and had a .910 save percentage and a 2.62 goals-against average.

The 28-year-old from Thunder Bay, Ont., made his NHL debut with the Chicago Blackhawks on April 27, 2013, before signing as a free agent with Nashville last summer.

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