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Kent Hughes has made a significant move: a new acquisition is now the Montreal Canadiens' top prospect

Published December 16, 2023 at 1:47 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

It's amazing how quickly things can change in hockey. Remember just two years ago, right before Kent Hughes took over with the Canadiens, the prospect pool wasn't very promising.

During the Canadiens' last appearance in the Stanley Cup Final in 2021, no one could have predicted that two years later, the Canadiens would have one of the best prospect pools, possibly the best on defense.

This group, led by the prolific Lane Hutson, includes names like Logan Mailloux and David Reinbacher, which is far from ordinary.

However, Hutson is said to have been surpassed by goaltender Jacob Fowler. At least that's what Marc Dumont mentions in his latest column.


With a save percentage of .925 and an average of 2.16 in 17 games in his debut in the NCAA, it's clear that this is not just a flash in the pan. The young man, chosen 69th overall in 2023, has a lot of talent.

Click here to see the rankings.

Lane Hutson is expected to sign his entry-level contract at the end of this season, and we might see him with the Canadiens in March/April. With his 20 points in 15 games, he's not even the top prospect at the moment, showcasing Fowler's excellence.


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Kent Hughes has made a significant move: a new acquisition is now the Montreal Canadiens' top prospect

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