Former UMaine defenseman Ben Hutton returns to New England tonight when his Vancouver Canucks play the Boston Bruins. The game is live on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket.

Hutton could be playing for the Black Bears right now but gave up his senior year to turn pro. He won a spot on the Canucks roster out of training camp and has played in 40 of Vancouver's 47 games. He scored his first NHL goal over the weekend and his 11 points is tied for second most among defensemen on the team.

Hutton played in 98 games for UMaine from 2012-2015, he had 28 goals and 37 assists for 65 points.

The Canucks are are 19-17-11 in the Western Conference. The Bruins are 24-16-5 in the Eastern Conference.

NOTE: Live coverage of the Bruins vs Canucks game starts at 6:30pm tonight on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket.