“Our chemistry didn’t start on the ice, it started off the ice. It was good getting to know him, show him how the camp works. He’s a pretty funny guy, one of the nicest kids ever. Maybe it’s a glimpse of what we could be in the future hopefully” – Lane Hutson on David Reinbacher pic.twitter.com/I5ZbCPy3od
– /r/Habs (@HabsOnReddit) January 10, 2024
Lane Hutson is undoubtedly the most intriguing prospect in the Canadiens’ roster. The diminutive defenseman has been flying around the NCAA for the past year and a half(just yesterday, he was dominant in his return from the WJC), and there are a ton of Tricolore fans who can’t wait to see him in action in the pros.
Because after watching him play so many spectacular games, it’s hard not to be excited by the idea of seeing him play in Montreal soon.
Inan interview with Grant McCagg and Shayne Gaumond for the Recrutes Draftcast, Hutson was asked about his plans at the end of his NCAA season… and while he’d love to turn pro, he admits he’d be willing to spend another season in the NCAA.
Winning the World Juniors
The Montreal Canadiens
– The Sick Podcast – Recrutes Draftcast (@sickpodnhldraft) January 10, 2024
Hutson says he feels ready to turn pro, but he’s also aware that he’d have the chance to play with his two brothers, Quinn and Cole, if he were to return to Boston University next season. Remember that Quinn is his older brother and Cole is younger, so he should be selected in the first round of the next draft.
Hutson doesn ‘t look like a guy who’s about to make a Cutter Gauthier-style move. The defenseman seems to really want to play in Montreal (he was wearing a Habs jersey when he was interviewed) and he already sees himself enjoying long-term success alongside David Reinbacher in a Habs uniform.
In the same interview, which I’m reposting HERE if you’d like to listen to it in its entirety, Hutson praises Filip Mesar’s great progress over the past year, admits he’d like Macklin Celebrini to join him in Montreal and admits he loved rubbing shoulders with Jacob Fowler at the last WJC.
– Speaking of blue-line prospects with the Habs.
Before he’s proven his worth in the NHL, David Reinbacher will be seen by many as “the one drafted in place of a forward”.
And for a fullback, settling “up top” is a laborious process.
Moritz Seider and David Jiricek explained.https://t.co/oTuJAiHb0i
– Anthony Martineau (@Antho_Martineau) January 10, 2024
– The counter unlocks for Marie-Philip Poulin.
Marie-Philip Poulin’s FIRST PWHL goal pic.twitter.com/E3NbMJSqnX
– HFTV (@HFTVSports) January 11, 2024
– No goals in 39 games for Nicolas Deslauriers this season.
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) January 11, 2024
– Daniel Brière reflects on his son’s story.
– Le Journal de Montréal (@JdeMontreal) January 10, 2024
– Great read.