GOTTA SEE IT: Canadiens Lane Hutson Undresses Goalie
Montreal Canadiens prospect Lane Hutson continues to feed the hype train, this time with an exceptional shootout move at a World Championship tune-up game.
The 19-year-old, who is set to represent Team USA at the IIHF World Championships alongside fellow Habs prospects Luke Tuch and Sean Farrell, has already gotten his experience off to a smashing start.
After playing a very strong game against Germany in regulation, Lane Hutson fed Farrell in the offensive zone for a fabulous assist on the winning goal in the game’s practice overtime.
But, the Montreal Canadiens prospect wasn’t done there.
To conclude the final tune-up game before Friday’s opening game against Finland, both teams were invited to participate in a shootout.
The Habs’ 2022 2nd-round pick was chosen to shoot, and he dangled his way to an absolutely filthy shootout goal that left fans and onlookers in awe.
Lane Hutson (MTL) during the exhibition shootout showed off his spectacular puckhandling ability. Mercy. pic.twitter.com/yzc0Zzr8Y5
— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) May 9, 2023
The speed of execution, the hands and the skill required to pull off that kind of move just jumps out at you and makes you want to watch the video another 10 times to truly grasp how impressive it is.
It’s just been more of the same from Hutson since the start of the season, be it in the NCAA or on the international stage; as he continues to show his elite skill and hit new levels in his game.
The Montreal Canadiens selected Hutson 62nd overall in last year’s NHL Draft, as the talented defencemen feel down the ranks due to his diminutive size; a blessing in disguise for the Canadiens, who absolutely love what they’ve seen from one of their top prospect.
Being the youngest defenceman on the American roster for the tournament, it will be interesting to see how he is utilized throughout the tournament, but, regardless of the outcome, the experience will serve him well as he returns to Boston University for his sophomore season.
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I don’t wish ill on anyone, but it would be good fortune for us if a couple American Dmen got hurt early in the tournament, so that Hutson could get a real opportunity to play. Having him go there and ride the pine or sit in the stands doesn’t help much with his development.