|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
224 lb (102 kg)
|NHL Team||Minnesota Wild|
|Born||November 18, 1987,|
Welland, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft||72nd overall, 2006|
|Pro Career||2007 – present|
Calvin Shane Clutterbuck, (born November 18, 1987) is a Canadian ice hockey winger currently playing for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is notable for having "the prototypical hockey player name" according to Don Cherry.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Minor hockey[edit | edit source]
Clutterbuck grew up playing minor hockey for his hometown Welland Tigers in the OMHA's South Central AAA League. After his Bantam season, he played one year with the Welland Cougars Jr.B. club of the OHA in 2002–03.
Junior[edit | edit source]
Clutterbuck played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Toronto St. Michael's Majors and Oshawa Generals. He was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 3rd round, 72nd overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Clutterbuck signed a three-year entry level contract with the Wild on May 31, 2007.
Professional[edit | edit source]
Cal was assigned to the Wild's American Hockey League affiliate, the Houston Aeros, to start the 2007–08 season. He was recalled to the Wild on October 23, 2007, after an injury to Pavol Demitra, and played his first NHL game on October 28 against the Colorado Avalanche.
In the early months of the 2008–09 season, Clutterbuck was called up from the Aeros to play with the Wild. He instantly became a fan favorite and did not return to Houston, playing in 78 games. On November 24, 2008, Clutterbuck scored his first NHL goal against José Théodore of the Washington Capitals. He had two goals in the game.
Clutterbuck broke the NHL record for hits in the 2008–09 season with 356. Clutterbuck broke the record in a game against the New York Islanders. The previous record for hits was 311, held by Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2003–04||Toronto St. Michael's Majors||OHL||60||4||7||11||112||18||3||5||8||20|
|2004–05||Toronto St. Michael's Majors||OHL||38||10||6||16||55||—||—||—||—||—|
References[edit | edit source]
- Coach's Corner. CBC. 2010-10-10.
- "Wild signs Cal Clutterbuck". Minnesota Wild (2007-05-31). Retrieved on 2010-04-11.
- "Combo of Smyth, Sakic vaults Avalanche over Wild". CBS Sports (2007-10-28). Retrieved on 2008-11-10.
- "Wild 4, Capitals 3". CBS Sports (2008-11-24). Retrieved on 2008-11-27.
- "Clutterbuck makes most of opportunity". NHL (2009-09-02). Retrieved on 2010-04-11.