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Published: Friday, 3/16/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago

Former Toledo goalies head to NHL

BY MARK MONROE
BLADE SPORTS WRITER
Toledo Walleye goalie Carter Hutton, 30, keeps an eye on the action against the Cincinnati Cyclones during the second period, Friday, November 25, 2011. Toledo Walleye goalie Carter Hutton, 30, keeps an eye on the action against the Cincinnati Cyclones during the second period, Friday, November 25, 2011.
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Two former Walleye goaltenders who have spent time in net in Toledo this season have been called up to the NHL.

Carter Hutton, who played in 14 games for the Walleye this season, was called up to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Jordan Pearce, who has appeared in two games for Toledo this season, was promoted to Detroit.

Hutton started the season in Toledo and went 7-7-0 with a 3.15 goals against average. The 26-year-old was called up from Toledo to Rockford of the American Hockey League on Dec. 3. He has remained there since and has posted a 17-9-3 record with two shutouts in 32 games for the IceHogs.

Hutton signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on Feb. 24 and has posted a 7-1-1 record since then.

Pearce had been called up to Detroit on March 5 but was returned to Grand Rapids of the AHL on Sunday. Pearce did not appear in a game for the Red Wings.

Pearce, 25, started his pro career in Toledo during the Walleye's inaugural season in 2009-10. With Toledo, Pearce has a record of 19-21-3 with a 3.74 goals against average. He went 1-1-0 this season with a 4.05 goals against average this season.

The native of Anchorage, Alaska, has appeared in 17 games with Grand Rapids this season. He has a 3-7-1 record and a 3.53 goals against average for the Griffins.

The Walleye travel to Kalamazoo for a game on Saturday night. Toledo returns home to face Kalamazoo at 4 p.m. on Sunday.



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