Transaction Analysis

Apr 12 2024

Lane Hutson Set to Join Montreal Canadians

By Evan Davis

After a disappointing loss to University of Denver, Boston University Terriers defenseman Lane Hutson has inked his three-year entry-Level deal with the Montreal Canadiens and is expected to join the team in the coming days.  Per PuckPedia, who had the terms of the deal first, Hutson’s contract begins this season, and includes the maximum  855K Salary and 95K Signing Bonus in each season. In 2024-25, he can earn $750K in potential "A" Performance Bonuses, and $850K potential “A” bonuses in 25-26.

Lane Hutson was drafted 62nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2022 NHL Draft and has continued to blossom into one of the best young offensive-defensemen. In his two seasons at Boston University, Hutson accumulated 30 goals and 67 assists in 77 games. Hutson won NCAA (East) Rookie of the Year and finished as a Hobey Baker finalist in both his collegiate seasons. Along with that, Hutson won a gold medal with the USA U20 team this past winter, where he contributed six assists in seven games. A bit undersized standing at just 5-foot-10, it's Hutson’s stick handling and awareness that has allowed him to thrive at every level of hockey.

Now joining a younger d-core that includes Arber Xhekaj, Justin Barron and Kaiden Guhle, Hutson will have an opportunity to make a name for himself in the National Hockey League. We haven’t seen an offensively gifted defenseman like this suit up for the Canadiens since Shea Weber and P.K. Subban, so fans have a lot to be excited about. 

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