Cal Clutterbuck
Cal Clutterbuck.JPG
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
224 lb (102 kg)
NHL Team Minnesota Wild
Born (1987-11-18)November 18, 1987,
Welland, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 72nd overall, 2006
Minnesota Wild
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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Welland Tigers OMHA 36 42 38 80 40
2002–03 Welland Cougars OHA 48 24 29 53 26
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
2004–05 Oshawa Generals OHL 27 9 9 18 42
2005–06 Oshawa Generals OHL 66 35 33 68 139
2006–07 Oshawa Generals OHL 65 35 54 89 153 9 8 5 13 21
2007–08 Houston Aeros AHL 73 11 13 24 97 5 0 0 0 14
2007–08 Minnesota Wild NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Houston Aeros AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Minnesota Wild NHL 78 11 7 18 76
2009–10 Minnesota Wild NHL 74 13 8 21 52
2010–11 Minnesota Wild NHL 76 19 15 34 79
NHL totals 230 43 30 73 207

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