Gutierrez had a limited role with the Kamloops Blazers, scoring seven goals and assisting on 12 others for a total of 19 points in 71 games. However, he did help Team USA win the U18 gold medal in 2003.
Gutierrez has a similar story to that of Scott Gomez. He is of Mexican ancestry, and his family moved to Alaska and he picked up hockey. Gutierrez decided to go the route of the CHL much like Gomez.
6th round, 164th overall, 2004 Entry Draft by Pittsburgh
Gutierrez is already a big kid, but despite his tall frame he can skate very well.
Gutierrez has solid puck handling skills but needs a good deal of refinement at this point to his offensive game.