The Blue Jackets announced Thursday that they traded goaltender Jonathan Quick to the Vegas Golden Knights for goaltender Michael Hutchinson and a seventh-round pick in 2025. Hutchinson will join the Blue Jackets before their game on Friday against the Kraken.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired goaltender Michael Hutchinson and a seventh-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for goaltender Jonathan Quick. @RuoffMortgage | #CBJ https://t.co/cLE5K9cNT2— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) March 2, 2023
Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reported that the Blue Jackets will retain 50% of Quick's contract.
Confirmed that #CBJ are retaining 50 percent of Jonathan Quick's contract in the trade with #VegasBorn.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) March 2, 2023
Hutchinson, 33, was selected with the 77th overall pick in the 2008 draft by the Boston Bruins. In 137 NHL regular-season games over 11 seasons with four teams, he's posted a 55-55-15 record with a .905SV% and a 2.79 GAA in addition to four playoff games where he has a 2-1 record along with a .910SV% and a 2.75 GAA. He signed a one-year contract for the 2022-23 season and carries a cap hit of $750k.
Quick, 37, was acquired Wednesday morning from the Los Angeles Kings along with a conditional 2023 first-round pick and a 2024 third-round pick in exchange for Vladislav Gavrikov and Joonas Korpisalo. He was a member of the Blue Jackets for approximately 28 hours.
The NHL's trade deadline is Friday at 3 p.m. ET.