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Habs Daily: Hutson Highlights And Projection, Draft Lottery

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Here are the Montreal Canadiens news, highlights, and stories you may have missed during the weekend.

Montreal Canadiens News

  • ICYMI: Top Montreal Canadiens prospect Lane Hutson signed his entry-level contract with the team. The contract kicks in this season, which acts as insurance that Hutson won’t be tempted to delay procedures and eventually sign with another team. [Canadiens Tank Watch: Lottery Odds Decided In Final Games]

 

  • Hutson will make his NHL debut against the Detroit Red Wings on Monday or Tuesday. In the meantime, take a look at what the creative defenceman can bring to the table for the Habs. Fans should not expect Hutson to dominate from the very get-go, but he possesses the type of skill set that could lead to a fantastic career in the NHL. [Habs Prospect Highlights: What To Expect From Top Prospect Lane Hutson]

 

  • Jacob Fowler and the Boston College Eagles faced Sam Harris and the Denver Pioneers for the NCAA National Championship. The Pioneers emerged with a 2-0 win due to an all-time performance by their goaltender, Matt Davis. In the end, Fowler may not have one a National Championship during his first season in the league, but he definitely cemented his place as one of the team’s top prospects.  [ Habs Prospects Canadiens Prospects Face Off At NCAA National Championship]

 

 

  • The Canadiens dropped Saturday’s game against the Ottawa Senators, losing 5-4 in the shootout. On top of improving their Draft Lottery odds, sniper Cole Caufield scored two goals, indicating he’s finishing the frustrating 2023-24 campaign on the right foot.[Canadiens Sniper Caufield Finishing Season On Right Foot]

 

 

National Hockey Now Network

  • Filip Forberg collected the puck as it bounced off the right boards, and in one fluid motion, as his hips were still turning, he fired a shot toward the Chicago Blackhawks goal. Directly in front of Arvid Soderblom was Luke Evangelista, who screened the Blackhawks goalie, distracting him just enough that he didn’t see Forsberg’s shot come screeching in just over his right shoulder and into the back of the net. [Nashville Predators]

 

  • Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk of the Boston Bruins has been fined by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for a move he made against Pittsburgh Penguins winger Michael Bunting during Saturday’s game at PPG Paints Arena. [Pittsburgh Penguins]

 

  • Former Michigan Wolverines football coach Jim Harbaugh has a question that was a family chant and became a rallying cry for the National Champion Wolverines. The query asks “Who’s got it better than us?” The correct answer is always “nobody,” but on Sunday “Frank Nazar” could apply, too. [Chicago Blackhawks]