MAJOR: Kent Hughes makes an incredible statement about young Lane Hutson and his arrival in Montreal

Published December 11, 2023 at 6:56 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

We already love the young talent on the Canadiens' blue line, but there's one young man we're eagerly anticipating to see at the professional level. Lane Hutson impresses everyone with each appearance in the NCAA, and he could very well be the next quarterback for the Canadiens.

The two-time recipient of the Best Defender of the Month award for October and November in the NCAA's Hockey East division could sign his entry-level contract with the NHL at the end of his season, giving him a few games to play with the Habs as early as this year.

As a student, the player's decision and the organization's plans are never certain. However, Kent Hughes has confirmed that the plan is indeed to see him in the NHL this season.

«We'd like to see [Lane Hutson] when the [NCAA] season is over, signed to a contract & start his pro career.» - Habs GM Kent Hughes on The Sick Podcast - The Eye Test



We greatly appreciate the transparency of the GM in this matter. Now, the ball is in Hutson's court, who could be nothing short of the team's best prospect. In 15 games so far, Hutson has accumulated 20 points, including 8 goals. It's worth noting that he's only 19 years old and is already competing against men.

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MAJOR: Kent Hughes makes an incredible statement about young Lane Hutson and his arrival in Montreal

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