BOSTON, MA – MARCH 23: Boston College Eagles forward Logan Hutsko (9) skates to blue line during introductions. During the Hockey East Championship game featuring the Boston College Eagles against the Northeastern University Huskies on March 23, 2019 at TD Garden in Boston, MA.
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COHEN: Florida Panthers’ Prospect Logan Hutsko’s Perseverance Pays Off in Beanpot Consolation Game

BOSTON, Mass. — Logan Hutsko could have been a first-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, but life got in the way. Then the Florida Panthers selected the speedy winger in the third-round, 89th overall after they traded up with the Nashville Predators to stop the slide.

Injuries played a significant role in Hutsko’s fall. So far, Hutsko’s refused to stay down, though. He has a great chance to overcome these cruel circumstances and reach his dream of an NHL career.

For a moment of perspective, though, let’s recap all that Hutsko had to overcome.

In 2015, Hutsko broke his neck while playing for the U.S. National Team Development Program. Luckily, he wasn’t paralyzed. Most humans would have hung up their skates and focused on just trying to have a normal life but not this guy. He excelled after t

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