Hutson finds Reinbacher pinching AGAIN.
These two have real chemistry pic.twitter.com/K9n5alL2EX
– Matt Drake (@DrakeMT) July 4, 2023
During the Canadiens’ last development camp last month, we saw David Reinbacher and Lane Hutson develop a great rapport on the ice. The two young men, who are top prospects for the Canadiens, paired up admirably and found each other on the ice.
It was bound to make fans dream a little – and with good reason.
Clearly, both men will be part of the game plan for the Habs, who clearly intend to build a big defensive corps for what’s to come.
That said, it’s not my biggest surprise of the piece – although I did expect to see Reinbacher at #1, given that if Slaf had been drafted in 2023, he would have been drafted after Reinbacher.
What surprised me the most was the journalist’s prediction that Reinbacher and Huston should arrive in the NHL in 2025-2026.
We are providing in-depth prospect analysis for each team from Aug. 1-Sept. 1. Today, the top five prospects for the Canadiens.https://t.co/NF0oHNrOnJ
– NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) August 16, 2023
We know that in 2023-2024, Reinbacher is expected to return to Switzerland after the Canadiens’ camp. We also know that the NCAA is waiting for Hutson for the next field hockey season.
But I think a lot of people assume that Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton, who aren’t afraid to put their faith in youngsters quickly, will want to get both guys in the game as soon as possible.
In my eyes, it’s possible to believe that Lane Hutson will finish the 23-24 season with a pro contract on his hands. Whether it’s Laval or Montreal (surely Montreal, to burn a year of his entry-level contract), I can see him in Montreal quickly.
If he’s not an NHL regular by October 2024, I think he will be by Christmas 2024.
As for David Reinbacher, we’ll see where he plays in 2024-2025. It’s still early to say, but he can play in Europe, he can play in Laval and he can obviously play in Montreal.
There’s a part of me that doesn’t dislike Sean Farrell’s (the journalist’s) caution in this matter, since a youngster’s career has never been derailed by arriving too late in the NHL – especially for a defenseman. That said, I think the CH will bring them in sooner… even if everything can change in a year.
– A never-ending story.
The never-ending file… https://t. co/7b857hGQRY
– Mikaël Lalancette (@MikLalancette) August 17, 2023
– CH’s new player thanks Detroit.
Thank you to the organization of @detroitredwings, teammates and fans for my four years in Detroit. It’s been incredible.
– Gustav Lindström (@Glindstroom) August 16, 2023
– It’s not going well for him.