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Canadiens Prospect Lane Hutson Adds To Growing Highlight Reel



Canadiens prospect Lane Hutson

Montreal Canadiens prospect Lane Hutson is enjoying a great season.

To be even more accurate, Hutson is enjoying a ridiculous season which appears to be leading to a historic scoring rate.

Thanks to his elite skill set he is setting the NCAA on fire while gracing the highlight reel on most game nights.

Hutson added to his reel footage on Friday night, setting up Jeremy Wilmer for Boston University’s fifth goal of the night in the Terriers’ 5-3 win over Maine.

Going For A Spin

It wasn’t just any kind of assist.

Hutson’s fourth point of the night was a fantastic drive toward the net that opened up passing lanes for his teammates and confused the defenders in the process.

He corralled a wild pass from his brother Quinn at the blue line and proceeded to pull off a Hossa-esque spin in the offensive zone, which included a great dangle, a direction change, and a fantastic no-look pass.

Hutson quickly lost his coverage, which happened to be the majority of the opponents on the ice, leaving Wilmer with all the time and space necessary to score from a high-danger area.

The game was Hutson’s 12th multi-point effort of the season, not to mention his fifth multi-point game in a row.

To put his penchant for scoring early and often into perspective, Hutson has only been held off the scoresheet seven times this year.

As it stands, Hutson is just one point off the scoring lead for the Boston University Terriers. He trails only Matt Brown, a forward who happens to be five years older than the Canadiens prospect.

Hutson leads all NCAA defencemen in scoring by a rather significant margin. His closest competition is 2021 fourth-overall pick Luke Hughes, who has scored eight goals and 22 assists in 27 games.

With another high-scoring game in the books, the defenceman pushed his season totals to an impressive nine goals and 26 assists in just 25 games, one of the best scoring rates for an 18-year-old defenceman in NCAA history.

As a reminder, Hutson was chosen 62nd overall at the 2022 Draft.

To put a fine point on his dominant play this season, with 1.4 points per game, the freshman is now among the most productive players in the country, just a few spots behind fellow Canadiens prospect Sean Farrell.

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