The American hockey program has made a youthful shift in recent years and three Canadiens prospects will benefit from it this spring.
Forwards Sean Farrell and Luke Tuch, as well as defenseman Lane Hutson, have indeed been selected to represent the United States at the Senior World Championship, which begins next week.
Farrell will be participating in the tournament for the second year in a row. The 21-year-old winger made his NHL debut late in the season, scoring one goal in six games with the Habs after a successful campaign (53 points in 34 games) at Harvard University. Farrell was drafted in the 4th round (124th overall) in 2020.
Hutson has already participated in the world juniors, but never in that of the big boys. The 19-year-old fullback has made a splash in the collegiate ranks this season, scoring 48 points in 39 games. This 2nd round pick (62nd overall) in 2022 will return to Boston University next season.
Tuch, Hutson’s teammate at BU, will represent the United States internationally for the first time ever. The big winger, a 2nd round pick (47th) in 2020, has amassed 20 points in 40 games this season.