Audrey "Aut" Tuten was a highly decorated minor league defenseman who also spent two seasons with the Chicago Black Hawks. Tuten spent the first five seasons of his career in the Eastern Hockey League, four of them with the Hershey B'ars. In that time he was twice named to the EHL's Second All-Star Team and once to the First Team. He then switched leagues and joined the American Hockey Association's Kansas City franchise.
In 1941-42 Tuten appeared in five games with the Chicago Black Hawks and managed a goal and an assist in his brief trial. The next year he played 34 games and scored 3 goals and 10 points. In both of these seasons he was also an All-Star with Kansas City, which meant he was a minor pro All-Star in six consecutive campaigns.
Tuten's career was put on hold following the 1942-43 season when he left the game for three years to fulfill his military obligations. Tuten returned to the game in 1946-47 and continued to be a stand out on defense, this time spending the bulk of his season with the Pacific Coast Hockey League.
He left the game for a second time the next year, this time to become a referee, but he had a second, and final comeback attempt up his sleeve. In 1948-49 Tuten exchanged his whistle for a hockey stick and signed on with Los Angeles of the PCHL for a final swan song season.