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01-02-2013, 01:22 AM
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John Bower “Bouse” Hutton

10/24/1877 – 10/27/1962
Hand: Left

Played for:
Ottawa Hockey Club (1899-1902)
Ottawa Silver Seven (1903-04)
Ottawa Senators (1909)

1899CAHLOttawa Hockey Club2101105.50
1900CAHLOttawa Hockey Club7401902.71
1901CAHLOttawa Hockey Club8712002.50
1902CAHLOttawa Hockey Club8501321.70
1903CAHLOttawa Silver Seven8603003.80
1904CAHLOttawa Silver Seven4401503.82
1909FAHLOttawa Senators5302615.20
TotalCAHLOttawa Hockey Club, et al3727110622.86
TotalALLOttawa Hockey Club, et al4229113233.14

YearLeagueTeamGPWTGASOGAATeam Played
1903CAHLOttawa Silver Seven211110.50Montreal Victorias
1903Stanley CupOttawa Silver Seven220402.00Rat Portage Thistles
1904Stanley CupOttawa Silver Seven8611612.00Winnipeg Rowing Club, et al*
TotalStanley CupOttawa Silver Seven12922121.756x Stanley Cup Challenge Champion

*Played in 4 Stanley Cup challenges, beating the Winnipeg Rowing Club 2 games to 1, the Toronto Marlboros 2-0, the Montreal Wanderers by forfeit, and the Brandon Wheat Cities 2-0.
The Montreal Wanderers forfeited in the middle of a 5-5 game due to a dispute with the referee. I chose to include this in Hutton’s statistics as a 5-5 tie, which was possible because the series was slated to be a two-game total goals series.

Transaction History:

1899: 5th in GAA
1900: 2nd
1901: 1st
1902: T-1st
1903: 3rd
1904: 1st (2nd was 2.2 GAA behind)
1909: ?
1962: Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

*There were no All-Star awards given out during Hutton’s career, or any other awards.
** Minimum 2 games played

Newspaper Articles:

Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette, January 19, 1903
Hutton was in hard luck. He stopped numerous difficult shots, and then kicked the puck into his own net for Montreal's first tally.
Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette, December 31, 1903
While it has been said that Ottawa was the more effective in close quarters it must not be imagined that the Ottawa defence had any holiday, and even "Bouse" Hutton had to take care of some snappy shots.
Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette, December 16, 1908
The Ottawas have not yet closed with either Lesueur or Hutton... The officers are still after Bouse Hutton for the nets.
Originally Posted by Score!: The Action and Artistry of Hockey’s Magnificent Moment by Mark Stewart and Mike Kennedy
Late in 1903, Ottawa accepted a challenge from the Winnipeg Rowing Club… In the deciding game, neither team could score. Ottawa goalie Bouse Hutton made one save after another.
My take:
There is very little newspaper research to be done on Bouse Hutton - eight google search pages total, and many were about his lacrosse feats, which were many. Either way, even in newspapers from after his time reflecting on Ottawa's Stanley Cups, he was usually simply mentioned, and not described the way Frank McGee was. This leads me to believe that he wasn't a star on his team. However, the 1908 article makes it seem as though he was thought of, at least in that moment, as better than LeSueur. Still, while he may have been one of the better goalies of his time, there's nothing to make me think he's one of the best of all time.

Fun Facts:
Hutton was a true three-sport star. He won his first Canadian lacrosse championship in 1901, and continued to play. He and his team toured England during his temporary retirement from hockey, and his team won 24 of 25 games. He also won the Canadian football championship in 1902 with the Ottawa Rough Riders.

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