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The Canadiens have finally acquired the next best offensive defenseman on the team when Hughes drafted Lane Hutson

Published December 26, 2023 at 11:00
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While the traditional World Junior Hockey Championship is finally in full swing, it's the perfect opportunity to see some of the Montreal Canadiens' top prospects in action.

There's Owen Beck, Filip Mesar, Lane Hutson, and goaltender Jacob Fowler.

For now, the two names that are most eye-catching are Mesar and Hutson.

Particularly in Hutson's case, more and more fans and experts are seriously wondering how he could have slipped to the 62nd overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.


The Montreal Canadiens seem to have made a real steal with this selection.

If the draft were held today, he would likely be a very high first-round pick.

In short, the one who is described by many as a real magician on the ice, Lane Hutson, has just been compared to an interesting name in Habs history.

«TSN just aired clips of Lane Hutson during the Canada vs USA exhibition game. Mike Johnson called Hutson the future quarterback of the Montreal Canadiens' power play, the one who will replace what they've been missing since Andrei Markov. Wow.".»

This comes from Mike Johnston (TSN) via HabsOnReddit.

Hutson has racked up 68 points in just 54 games since arriving at Boston University, in the NCAA. Historical figures similar to those of Quinn Hughes and Adam Fox.

Is Hutson the replacement for Andrei Markov? Johnston believes so.

In short, the CH has a real gem on its hands, one who could potentially come to Montreal by the end of the current season.

A name to remember, Lane Hutson!




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December 26   |   942 answers
The Canadiens have finally acquired the next best offensive defenseman on the team when Hughes drafted Lane Hutson

Which one will be the best NHL player, in your opinion? (among the following names)

Lane Hutson (62nd pick)47550.4 %
Shane Wright (4th pick)879.2 %
Logan Cooley (3rd pick)29831.6 %
Simon Nemec (2nd pick)828.7 %
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