Montreal Canadiens: Lane Hutson Has Five Point Weekend Versus Vermont

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Montreal Canadiens top defence prospect Lane Hutson was up to his old ways on Friday and Saturday night. 

The 2022 second round selection was dynamic against Vermont on Friday and Saturday afternoon. Hutson put up four assists on Friday, his fourth coming on a tally by his brother Quinn. Lane has continued to put up video game numbers, on pace to match Cole Caufield’s sophomore season totals - Hutson is a defenseman. 

It’s getting to the point where it’s difficult to act surprised anymore. If Hutson is playing, it’s a must watch. If you can’t watch the game, checking your X (Formerly Twitter) will likely provide some highlights of his work. 

Kent Hughes wants Hutson in Montreal as much as we all do, but understands being patient and waiting for his NCAA season to end is necessary. Hutson has continued to dominate in any event, and he is on pace to shatter his rookie season numbers. Which had him in a conversation for the Hobey Baker Award. 

Adam Fantilli won the award and then swiftly got drafted third overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets. With Fantilli gone, Hutson has continued to climb into the conversation as the best player in college hockey. There are some talented players, but few can do what Hutson does - forget about doing it as a defenseman. 

Hutson is special and it seems likely that he is going to play on the Canadiens blueline soon. Possibly as soon April 2024, but certainly in October. Hutson has done everything and then some, to earn his first NHL contract, and has his sights set on college hockey supremacy before he heads to Montreal. 

In the second game of a weekend series against Vermont, Hutson picked up where he left off on Friday. Scoring his 10th goal of the season. He has played just under 19 games.

Hutson has 10 goals and 18 assists on the season. And there’s still two-thirds of the game to go. Holy smokes this guy is a player. 

I would like to pick Macklin Celebrini’s mind about his thoughts on Hutson. Celebrini is good, but sometimes his goals look too easy. More often than not, Hutson makes ridiculous passes look easy and Celebrini is the beneficiary of a good number of them. 

Hutson posted a five point weekend for the Terriers. He and Celebrini continued to dominate games. BU has gotten to sit back and watch their two studs take over.