Watching the USNTDP again really reminded me just how deceptive, dynamic, and creative Cole Hutson is.
– Sebastian High (@high_sebastian) June 24, 2023
15 goals and 48 points in 39 games for a rookie defenseman is what I call “burning up the league”, anyway.
And while Lane is undoubtedly a top-quality prospect, he’s not the only one in his family to enjoy such status: his little brother, Cole Hutson, is one of the top prospects in the upcoming draft, and when you watch him play, he’s reminiscent of his big brother.
Cole isn’t very imposing either (five feet eight inches, 143 pounds), but at 17, he still has time to grow up a bit. And if his bones are like Lane’s, we can expect to see him gain another inch or two.
In 2022, teams let Lane slip through their fingers, but next year they probably won’t make the same mistake with Cole. He’s a top-10 prospect for the upcoming draft and seems destined for a bright future.
Sure, he’s another left-handed defenseman, but the last time the CH drafted a smaller player named Cole in the first round, it ended well, didn’t it? And what’s more, Cole Hutson already has chemistry with guys who have the same first name as him.
Cole Hutson sets up Cole Eiserman for the power play goal!
– NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) April 23, 2023
And if he prefers to wait until 2027, there will be another Hutson, when young Lars will be eligible. But hey, it’s a little early to be focusing on him right now.
– I wouldn’t mind seeing Jordan Spence come to Montreal.
ICYMI – I examined three NHL defense prospects that could benefit from a change of scenery.
Got some great insight from some coaches, players and scouts that I surveyed.
– Jacob Stoller (@JLStoller) July 15, 2023
– New contract for the Quebecer.
Voila, Lavoie ☑️
The #Oilers have agreed to terms with forward Raphael Lavoie on a one-year, two-way contract extension ($874,125 AAV). The 22-year-old led the @Condors in goals last season with 25.#LetsGoOilers pic.twitter.com/zsYzQxSEp5
– Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) July 15, 2023
– Unsurprisingly, Tony DeAngelo was not called for the ballot.
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 15, 2023
– Great read on the Rangers.
– Hard blow to Toronto.