Monday, April 15, 2024

Hutson makes NHL debut

 

Two days after signing a three-year contract with Montreal, Lane Hutson donned the bleu, blanc et rouge for his first professional game, a match-up against Detroit and his childhood idol, Patrick Kane. He became the 94th Terriers to skate in the NHL.

With his parents and three brothers looking on, Lane tallied the primary assist on goal on just his second shift of the game.

Montreal took a 4-1 lead but the Red Wings rallied to tie late in regulation and then won in overtime, 5-4. Hutson had 21:54 time on ice, third most among Canadians defensemen.

NHL.com/Canadians Pre-game interview

 

@BostonHockeyStats posted: Lane Hutson is the 4th Terrier defenseman to record a point in their NHL debut (Adrian Aucoin, Ryan Whitney, and Adam Clendening are the others)

►Boston Hockey Blog’s Gracie Davenport penned a look back at the two years Hutson spent as a Terrier and his impact on the program

Boston Hockey Blog: “He’s a special player.” Lane Hutson era comes to close.

GoTerriers.com Hutson signs entry-level contract with Montreal Canadians

Over the weekend, Hutson posted an Instagram “thank you to @terrierhockey for two amazing seasons,” thanking his coaches and teammates, as well as BU fans, the Dog Pound and the BU Band, adding “I will always consider myself a Terrier.”

A must read from Joe Smith at The Athletic (subscription): Inside Boston University’s Frozen Four week: Blue-chip stars, ‘dancing shoes’ and a program back to its roots

    Jack Parker to the Terriers the night before the semifinal:

“This is the last time this team will ever exist — this weekend. Some guys will be leaving. The dressing room will be different. You’ll remember this weekend until the day you die. I guarantee it.

“I know how hard it is to win this tournament. Jay knows how hard it is. Joe knows how hard it is. We all know how hard it is. You can win this tournament. Because you’re good enough, talent-wise. Will you be good enough, thorough-wise? I think you’re going to do that. Go get ’em boys!”

►Senior Dylan Peterson signed a two-year entry-level contract with St. Louis, the team that draft him in the third round of the 2020 draft. Assigned to the AHL Springfield Thunderbirds, he was in the line-up Sunday night and tallied his first professional point in a 4-2 win over the Providence Bruins.

Peterson scored BU's only goal in the 1-0 win in the 2022 Beanpot Championship game to bring the Terriers their 30th tournament title.

GoTerriers.com Peterson Signs Entry-Level Contract with St. Louis Blues

 

Grad student Cade Webber is signing an entry-level contract with Toronto. A fourth-round Carolina draft pick in 2019, Webber’s rights were acquired by the Maple Leafs in a trade on March 7. The 6’7” blueliner set an NCAA record for blocks in a season with 137 and was named Defensive Defenseman of the Year by Hockey East.

The Hockey News Report Maple Leafs sign BU defenseman Cade Webber

Reports indicate that senior and assistant captain Luke Tuch is close to signing an entry-level contract with Montreal. Tuch, who was drafted in the second round of the 2020 draft, had a career-best 30 points (10G,20) this season, including BU’s only goal in its 2-1 overtime loss to Denver in the Frozen Four semifinals. He finished his BU career with 71 points.

SportsNet.ca Canadians signing prospect Luke Tuch to entry-level contract

Sophomore Jeremy Wilmer has entered the transfer portal. The sophomore wing had 36 points—tied for third on the team—but was not in the line-up against Denver and had reduced minutes in the NCAA Regionals. The 5’8” wing from Rockville Center, NY had a two-year scoring line of 15-53-68 and led the USHL in scoring prior to his arrival at BU.

Thomas Jarman also has entered the portal.

 

Looking ahead

While the NTDP U18 are preparing for the IIHF World U18s in Finland beginning April 25, the NTDP U17s have completed their season. Three 2025 recruits are among the team’s top five scorers. Conrad Fondrk with 45 points was one point behind the overall leader. Jack Murtagh was third with 37 and Charlie Trethewey, the top-scoring defenseman, was fifth with 35. A fourth recruit, defenseman Carter Amico missed part of the season with an injury but still contributed 14 points.

NHL Central Scouting will announce its final draft rankings on Tuesday. Check back for a link.

Looking back

Jordan Greenway's 10th goal was the game-winner in the Sabres' 4-2 win against Tampa Bay.

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