Elliotte Friedman reports that the St. Louis Blues have signed former Nashville Predators backup Carter Hutton to a two-year deal with a cap hit of $1.125MM. He will replace the recently-traded Brian Elliott in their goalie tandem, joining Jake Allen, who signed an extension earlier today.
Hutton suited up as the backup for the Preds last season behind incumbent Pekka Rinne. He posted a 7-5-4 record with a 2.33 GAA and a .918 SV%, both career bests. He also picked up two shutouts. Hutton also got into three postseason contests in relief, posting a 3.00 GAA and a .667 SV%.
In his four year NHL career split between Chicago and Nashville, he has played in 76 games, collecting a 33-24-12 record with a 2.56 GAA and a .910 SV% with four shutouts.