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Craig Button makes a huge statement regarding a promising young star in the CH organization

Published December 25, 2022 at 2:06 PM
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The Montreal Canadiens are building one of the best pools of young players in the NHL. The effects of the rebuild, which has added quality talent to the roster, are starting to show.

In addition, with two first-round picks in the upcoming draft, the CH will add at least two more players with high-level potential.

Among all the prospects owned by the Habs, there is one name that has been on everyone's lips since the beginning of the season, and that is Lane Hutson.

The latter, who was selected 62nd in the last draft, is proving to everyone that he is a very high level talent. He's making scouts look bad for having him slide down to the end of the second round because of his small size.


TSN prospect expert Craig Button made a monster statement about the American defenseman. According to Button, if Hutson was 5'11", he would have been the first overall pick in the last draft.

"I would say that if Lane Hutson was 5'11", he would have been the first overall pick last year in the NHL draft." - Craig Button

Yay! That's a major statement, especially coming from someone unbiased to the Habs. He didn't say that because he likes the Tricolore or because he's a member of the organization, but because he actually believes it.

In that light, it's as if the Habs got the first two picks of the last draft, which is pretty incredible.

In fact, Button went into a little more detail about his appreciation for the Habs' young prospect.


TSN's expert also shuts down Hutson's detractors who mention that the 18-year-old back is only exclusively an offensive defenseman, who doesn't provide solid play in his own zone.

"I've watched Lane for a long time and he's also a very good defensive player. He plays defense on his terms. His ability to read the play, close out the play, use his stick quickly in there and take the puck away, use his feet to space out the opponent is great." - Craig Button

Button has just praised Lane Hutson! It must be said that Tricolore fans can definitely have high expectations for him, as he is truly a very special young player.

You will have the chance to see the caliber of play that the U.S. National Team's number 20 offers at the World Junior Championship starting on December 26th.

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