Predators backup goaltender Carter Hutton made save after save during an informal scrimmage at Centennial Sportsplex on Friday — all while wearing his Chicago Blackhawks pads and helmet.

“Not much else to wear right now” Hutton said. “Once (my equipment) comes in I’ll gladly get rid of this stuff.”

Only a confident man could wear even a partial uniform of the Blackhawks one of Nashville’s biggest division rivals. Hutton’s belief in himself however was one reason the Predators were attracted to him and signed him to a one-year two-way contract on July 5.

“Obviously we expect him to be a very competent second goalie who should have the ability to give us games give us minutes give us wins” goaltending coach Mitch Korn said.

Hutton may see a good bit of action this season. With starter Pekka Rinne coming off hip surgery and the schedule slightly condensed thanks to the Olympics Hutton should quickly double his one NHL start.