John "Bouse" Hutton was primarily known as the goaltender for the famous Ottawa Silver Seven septet, a team that featured stars such as Harry Westwick, Frank McGee, Billy Gilmour, and Harvey Pulford among others. He was also one of the top all around athletes of the early part of the 20th century. He was a champion lacrosse goaltender with the Ottawa Capitals, winning the first Minto Cup championship, and also played at fullback for the CFL's Ottawa Rough Riders football club.
Hutton began his hockey career with Ottawa in 1898-99, playing in two games. He saw full-time duty the following year and by his third year he had backstopped the Ottawa squad to an undefeated season. His steady play continued, and in 1903 the Ottawa Hockey Club won the Stanley Cup and were christened the Silver Seven because of the silver coins bestowed upon the players commemorating their victory.
Bouse was again in the net as Ottawa successfully defended Cup challenges from the Winnipeg Rowing Club in January 1904, the Toronto Marlboros in February 1904, and Brandon in March 1904. It was during this time that Hutton played on three championship teams at the same time--hockey, football, and lacrosse. He left his hockey career behind to play lacrosse in Brantford, Ontario, and then returned to Ottawa to coach hockey teams in the Ottawa City League. It was in 1908 that he went to England on a lacrosse tour that saw his squad win 23 of 24 games.
Bouse Hutton was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962.