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Carrick, a defenseman, scored a goal and had six shots.
Hutchinson's shutout was his second of the season and was aided by the Moose defensemen, as Cleveland managed just 13 shots for the game.
The jump from fan to head coach was a lot more complicated then recalling his own playing days as a defenseman at Marist College in the 1980s.
The Canucks gave out their team awards with rookie Brock Boeser the most outstanding player, Alex Edler the top defenseman and Derek Dorsett the unsung hero.
Defenseman Aaron Ekblad moves up the list: Ekblad’s 16th goal of the season, on the power-play goal at 5:19 of the second period to tie the game 1-1, tied the franchise record for goals by a defenseman set by Jason Garrison in the 2011-12 season.
The retooling Rangers received the Bruins’ first-round pick this year along with forwards Ryan Spooner and Matt Beleskey, defenseman Ryan Lindgren and a seventh-round pick next year.
In the Ducks' overtime victory over Colorado on Sunday, defenseman Cam Fowler suffered a shoulder injury and will be sidelined two to six weeks, and goaltender suffered an upper-body injury and is day to day.
Fischer was credited with a goal at 2:18 when a rebound off Gillies' pad caromed in off the skate of rookie Flames defenseman Rasmus Andersson.
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Definition of defenseman for English Language Learners
: a player in a sport (such as hockey) who tries to stop the other team from scoring
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