Hutson makes NHL debut; #1 rankings for Celebrini and Yegorov from Central Scouting


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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. 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
. 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

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. 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

Assistant captain Luke Tuch
has signed a two-year 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. 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.

Central Scouting Final Rankings
are out with Macklin Celebrini the top-ranked
North American skater. Among future Terriers, six skaters and one goalie were

N. American skaters: #1 Macklin Celebrini, #12 Cole Eiserman,
#28 Kamil Bednarik, #55 Cole Hutson, #65 Jack Pridham. #98 Callum Hughes

Int’l skaters: #30 Alexander Zetterberg

N.American goalies #1 Mikhail Yegorov

Yegorov played for the USHL’s last-place team, but impressed
scouts all season. The St. Petersburg, Russia, native committed to BU in early February,
joining an already strong 2025 recruit class that includes Hughes and the U17s mentioned above. From

Mikhail Yegorov of Omaha (USHL) is No. 1 on Central Scouting’s final ranking
of North American goalies. The 18-year-old (6-4, 179), who was No. 4 in the
midterm ranking in January, was 8-25-3 with a 3.86 goals-against average, .892
save percentage and one shutout in 43 regular-season games. He faced the
fourth-most shots in the USHL this season (1,262) and the Lancers averaged a
league-low 2.58 goals-per game.

“He has a huge pro presence and has shown steady development throughout
the season,” Al Jensen of Central Scouting said. “He moves well
throughout the crease and has very good structure in his game. He’s very tough
to beat down low and in tight situations and has a chance and the ability to
become a very good pro with more development. He’s a high-end goalie

Looking back

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

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