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Lane
Hutson

Lane Hutson is an exciting, offensive-minded defender who has quick feet and even quicker hands. With his quick stride, high-end agility, and footwork, he is one of the most elite skating blueliners the class has to offer. He loves jumping into the rush and carrying the puck up the ice from the defensive zone. He…

Date of Birth
February 14, 2004
Position
Defense
Height
5'9"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Chicago, IL  
Shoots
Left
Weight
148 lbs
Draft Result
2/62 (MTL)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jun 13/22 Hutson Lane 23966 – USA-U18 vs. Cedar Rapids USHL by Wige Karle View Report
Apr 27/22 Hutson Lane 23806 – Team USA vs. Germany WJC-18 by Douglas Larson View Report
Jan 18/22 Hutson Lane 23230 – Team White vs. Team Blue AAPG by Shaun Richardson View Report
Jan 12/22 Hutson Lane 23155 – Minnesota vs. USA U18 NTDP by Josh Bell View Report
Nov 20/21 Hutson Lane 22824 – Finland vs. Team USA 5NATIONS by Douglas Larson View Report
Jul 10/21 Hutson Lane 22325 – USA U18 vs. Muskegon USHL by Shaun Richardson View Report
Jan 9/21 Hutson Lane 21555 – Chicago vs. USA U17 USHL by FCHockey Staff View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2023-2024 Boston Univ. ncaa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 USNTDP Juniors ushl 27 6 26 32 1.19 27 20
2020-2021 USNTDP Juniors ushl 27 3 11 14 0.52 2 6
July 10, 2022
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July 8, 2022
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July 6, 2022
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June 30, 2022
FCHockey’s full first round mock up of the 2022 NHL Draft
June 27, 2022
FCHockey releases Final ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
June 21, 2022
Hutson named recipient of E.J. McGuire Award of Excellence
May 6, 2022
Scout Survey: Making sense of what we saw at the World Under-18s
May 1, 2022
World Under-18s announce tournament Directorate Awards, All-Star Team
April 30, 2022
The ‘Best Players’ from each country at the 2022 World Under-18s
April 23, 2022
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April 5, 2022
FCHockey releases Spring Ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
April 5, 2022
Slafkovsky, Korchinski rise in FCHockey’s Spring ranking
March 11, 2022
The Pipeline: A conversation with Lane Hutson
February 1, 2022
FCHockey releases Midterm ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
January 17, 2022
Top 5 performances at the All-American Prospects Game
December 27, 2021
Cooley highlights All-American Prospect Game rosters
December 2, 2021
Wright retains No. 1 spot in FCHockey’s Winter ranking
December 2, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
November 22, 2021
Doing it Wright: The Way-Too-Early 2022 NHL Draft Mock
October 1, 2021
Wright tops FCHockey’s preliminary ranking for 2022 draft
October 1, 2021
FCHockey releases preliminary ranking for 2022 draft
May 13, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: World Under-18 Championship
May 11, 2021
10 risers from the 2021 Under-18s
May 6, 2021
2021 IIHF World Under-18s tournament awards
May 2, 2021
World U18s: 10 standouts from the preliminary round
April 29, 2021
World U18s: 3 stars from Day 4
April 29, 2021
Holmes’ 10 Takes: Mailloux, Poltapov, Zellweger & More
April 26, 2021
World U18s: 3 Stars from Day 1
April 15, 2021
Lucius, Behrens lead USA’s U18 roster

Lane Hutson is an exciting, offensive-minded defender who has quick feet and even quicker hands. With his quick stride, high-end agility, and footwork, he is one of the most elite skating blueliners the class has to offer. He loves jumping into the rush and carrying the puck up the ice from the defensive zone. He has a lot of patience with the puck on his stick, allowing him to scan the entire ice surface for a lane of attack. A fearless offensive player, he is never afraid to use his speed and creativity to exploit opposing players in one-on-one situations. His physical traits can pose a bit of an issue for him, especially when trying to adjust to the NHL or even the NCAA. His frame limits the range he has while defending, particularly when defending the rush. It’s difficult for him to use his body to angle opponents away from the center of the ice, and when he does try to cut off a lane with his body or his stick, he overextends himself, making vulnerable to quick changes of direction. His defending improves in close quarters situations when his reach isn’t as big of an issue, but he will want to add some strength to his frame to help improve his close-quarters defending. With his high offensive ceiling and defensive issues, it’s not unreasonable to qualify him as a potential boom-or-bust player, but there is a solid foundation present in his game. His positives easily outweigh his negatives, and drafting Hutson likely gets you a top-four defenseman who can run your top power play unit for a long time. In a class loaded with quality defensemen, Hutson, for both his flaws and positive characteristics, might just be the most exciting defenseman in the entire draft. He’s certainly already one of the most dynamic.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide