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David Hutchison
David Hutchison
Born: 2 May 1952
Birthplace: London, ON, Canada
Drafted: LAK / 1972 NHL Amateur Draft
Round: 3rd (36th overall)

Dave Hutchison was a tough customer that patrolled the blueline of the Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks, New Jersey Devils and the Toronto Maple Leafs over a pro career spanning 1974-75 to 1983-84. The native of London, Ontario spent two seasons with the Leafs from 1978 to 1980 and also his final season before retirement with the Blue and White in 1983-84.

Under coach Roger Neilson, Hutchison recorded a team- best plus 36 mark (tied with Borje Salming) and his 235 penalty minutes trailed only Tiger Williams on the team in 1978-79. The following season he was limited to just 31 games before being dealt to Chicago for Pat Ribble on January 10, 1980. The big, physical defenceman rejoined the Leafs as a free agent early in the 1983-84 season and once again placed second on the team with 137 penalty minutes.

In 584 career NHL games, Hutchison had 19 goals, 97 assists, 116 points and 1,550 minutes in penalties. He was originally selected 36th overall in the 1972 NHL Draft by Los Angeles, and after four seasons with the Kings, Hutchison came to his hometown province in a five-player off-season deal.

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