Montreal Canadiens defensive prospect Lane Hutson
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Lane Hutson and Jacob Fowler Both Earn First All-Star Team Honours in the NCAA

Published March 15, 2024 at 3:19 PM
BY AARON
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In the last few hours, the Hockey East network in the NCAA finally unveiled its all-star team for the 2023-2024 season. Unsurprisingly, Montreal Canadiens prospect Lane Hutson is among the top two defensemen in the league, thus earning such an honor for the second consecutive year.

There's no doubt that the organization has snagged a very promising player by selecting the American defenseman at the 62nd spot in the 2022 draft. Indeed, everything indicates that Martin St-Louis can expect high-quality reinforcement by the end of the season, as the 20-year-old is inevitably expected to join the Canadiens after his college season.

Many fans are likely eager to see his first steps in the NHL!

Moreover, in the realm of good news, rookie goalie Jacob Fowler, who was drafted in the third round last year, also earned his spot on the Hockey East all-star team. The goaltender was simply exceptional in his first collegiate season, amassing a record of 26-5-1, with a goals-against average of 2.17 and a save percentage of .924.


Although the sample size is small, he is truly establishing himself as one of the top goaltending prospects, possessing all the qualities necessary to become a leading NHL goalie, according to several observers.

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Wow! The Canadiens' future seems to be in good hands!

We'd like to congratulate both young men for this well-deserved achievement. We are very much looking forward to seeing them don the Blue-White-Red uniform soon.

Considering that Lane Hutson is possibly playing his last season in the NCAA, as he is likely to turn professional next year, it's safe to say he has had an incredible college career.

Compared to defensemen like Adam Fox, Cale Makar, and Quinn Hughes, the second-round pick did not disappoint with an impressive haul of 43 points, including 12 goals, in 32 games this season. He thus concludes his college career with a total of 91 points in just 71 games.

Impressive!

Certainly, the end of the season is looking very interesting for Canadiens fans!


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