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Montreal Canadiens prospect Lane Hutson

All the latest Montreal Canadiens news, highlights, and stories from this Friday.

Habs News

  • For the first time in a very long time, there’s a new Montreal Canadiens prospect atop the power rankings. Thanks to his excellent work in the crease, Jacob Fowler took over the No.1 spot from Lane Hutson. Several other prospects climbed the list, while a handful of players dropped in this edition of the Habs prospect power rankings.  [Canadiens Prospect Power Rankings: Fowler Reigns Supreme]
  • Prospect Lane Hutson took the time to discuss his Boston University teammate, Macklin Celebrini. The two form a deadly duo in the NCAA but will be fighting under different flags at the 2024 World Junior Championship.  [Lane Hutson Discusses Macklin Celebrini]
  • Jake Evans was missing from practice, which led to a shakeup in the lines. In an encouraging change, forward Jesse Ylonen practiced on the second line with Sean Monahan and Josh Anderson.

  • Tickets are now on sale for the Montreal PWHL chapter’s home games.

  • Prospect Florian Xhekaj thought he had scored the teddy-bear toss-clinching goal last night, but upon further review it was called off, leading to an awkward situation in Brantford.

National Hockey Now Network

  • The Tomas Tatar era with the Colorado Avalanche has already come to an end after just 94 days. On Friday afternoon, the Avalanche announced that they had traded the former Canadiens winger to the Seattle Kraken. In exchange, Colorado received a 2024 fifth-round pick. [Colorado Avalanche]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers survived the Washington Capitals in the shootout, but they couldn’t have done it without some good old-fashioned practice. Young Flyers Sam Ersson and Bobby Brink – Philadelphia’s two shootout heroes – brought out the best of each other in the skills competition. [Philadelphia Flyers]
  • Timo Meier started Wednesday’s game on a line with Jack Hughes and Tyler Toffoli. However, head coach Lindy Ruff switched things up, swapping Jesper Bratt and Meier. When asked if he’s struggling to find Meier’s place in the lineup, he said no. Instead, he was just in search of a different look. [New Jersey Devils]