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The Daily: Gotta See Lane Hutson Goal; Should Pens Move Guentzel?



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Montreal Canadiens prospect Lane Hutson looked like he learned hockey at Hogwart’s School of Magic with a goal in scored at Monday’s World Junior Summer Showcase. Hutson was born in Holland, Michigan.

The 5-foot-9 Boston University defenseman is a wizard with the puck. His abracadabra moment Monday came during USA White Team’s 10-1 win against Sweden at the tournament in Plymouth, Michigan. Check out the second video below. Montreal Hockey Now writer Marc Dumont believes he can be a difference-maker in Montreal, although it won’t be this season. He is returning to BU.

Before the tournament started,  USA Hockey’s Director of Hockey Operations John Vaniesbrouck said about Hutson: “You are going to notice (Montreal draft pick) Lane Hutson,” Vanbiesbrouck said. “It’s hard not to notice him. Very nifty. Has the puck a lot. ”

The Hutson puck sorcery is one reason why USA Hockey likes its chances for the World Junior Championships, which will be played over the holidays

If you want to see the Hutson’ magic act, he is playing Wednesday at 4 p.m. at USA Hockey Arena when the two American teams faceoff. Red Wings goalie Trey Augustine could be in net for USA White. Red Wings’ prospects Axel Sandin Pellikka and Anton Johansson will be playing for Sweden in the 1 p.m. game against Finland



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Detroit prospect defenseman Anton Johansson (105th overall in 2022) has two goals in his first two games for Sweden at the World Junior Summer Showcase at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth

Red Wings In Cased You Missed it

  • New Red Wings player Klim Kostin is thankful he is now finally making more than an NBA mascot
  • Bob Duff writes that Detroit prospect Brady Cleveland projects to be a physical defenseman at the NHL level.
  • Detroit’s goaltending ranks fifth in the Atlantic Division.
  • Antti Tuomisto is an intriguing prospect. The Red Wings are curious to see how much progress he made playing in Finland this past season.

Hockey  Now Network

Boston: Jimmy Murphy writes about how Patrice Bergeron is the yardstick by all other Bruins will be measured. Boston Bruins

Buffalo:  Mike Augello writes that Shawn Anderson was one of the first round busts in Buffalo draft history. Buffalo Sabres

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Chicago:  Nate Brown offers his take on news that Danny Wirtz will take over ownership of the Chicago Blackhawks. 

Florida: How Florida players chose their numbers, and which Panthers player wore their number best. Florida Panthers.

Philadelphia: IIHF decision on goalie Ivan Fedotov due soon. Philadelphia Flyers.

Pittsburgh: Should the Penguins trade or re-sign Jake Guentzel? Dan Kingerski explores that question. Pittsburgh Penguins.