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The next Quinn Hughes officially in Montreal? It's now confirmed for Lane Hutson and he's part of the elite

Published March 15, 2024 at 3:26 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

Excitement is in the air when thinking about young Lane Hutson with the Canadiens, and for good reason. The defenseman is in a class of his own in the NCAA, and it could very well translate to the NHL.

Indeed, his 48 points in 39 games last year and 43 points in 32 games this year speak for themselves. It's elite-level performance for his age in the NCAA, with numbers comparable to, or even better than, those of Cale Makar, Adam Fox, and Quinn Hughes.

As for concerns about his small stature, don't be fooled. We saw it at the last World Juniors, where he held his own, even winning a battle against a 6'6" player. He's truly outstanding in all aspects of the game.

Moreover, he has just been named to the Hockey East All-Star Team in the NCAA. This means he's one of the top two defensemen in this division, and likely in the entire league.


His playoff journey begins in the coming days with Boston University, after which he will likely join the Canadiens. Kent Hughes mentioned earlier this season that the plan is to bring him to Montreal at this time.

Stay tuned!

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The next Quinn Hughes officially in Montreal? It's now confirmed for Lane Hutson and he's part of the elite

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