Cal Clutterbuck

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Cal Clutterbuck
Born(1987-11-18) November 18, 1987 (age 24)
Welland, ON, CAN
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
PositionRight Wing
ShootsRight
NHL teamMinnesota Wild
National team Canada
NHL Draft72nd overall, 2006
Minnesota Wild
Playing career2007–present
 
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Cal Clutterbuck
Born(1987-11-18) November 18, 1987 (age 24)
Welland, ON, CAN
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
PositionRight Wing
ShootsRight
NHL teamMinnesota Wild
National team Canada
NHL Draft72nd overall, 2006
Minnesota Wild
Playing career2007–present

Cal William Clutterbuck, (born November 18, 1987) is a Canadian ice hockey winger. He is notable for having "the prototypical hockey player name" according to Don Cherry.[1] He also speaks French.[2]

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Playing career

Minor hockey

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

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.[3]

Professional

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.[4]

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.[5]

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 by Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings.[6] The record was broken in 2012 by Matt Martin.

Career statistics

Regular seasonPlayoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
2001–02Spooner RailsHigh School3642388040
2002–03Welland CougarsOHA4824295326
2003–04Toronto St. Michael's MajorsOHL6047111121835820
2004–05Toronto St. Michael's MajorsOHL381061655
2004–05Oshawa GeneralsOHL27991842
2005–06Oshawa GeneralsOHL66353368139
2006–07Oshawa GeneralsOHL653554891539851321
2007–08Houston AerosAHL7311132497500014
2007–08Minnesota WildNHL20000
2008–09Houston AerosAHL20000
2008–09Minnesota WildNHL781171876
2009–10Minnesota WildNHL741382152
2010–11Minnesota WildNHL7619153479
2011–12Minnesota WildNHL74151227103
NHL totals3045842100310

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