Future Watch: Quinn Hughes Rookie Hockey Cards, Canucks – Quinn Hughes was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks with the seventh overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. He is Jack’s older brother and as such, will always be linked to him as the brother combination progress in their NHL career. If Quinn plays his cards right, he will carve his path.
For 2016-17, he was back with the NTDP. He had a huge year. As a defenseman, he had 10 goals and 53 points in 65 games. He was fifth on the team in scoring just behind Brady Tkachuk. During that year he played for the U18 team as well. While representing Team USA he had a goal and four helpers in seven games. He was voted a top-three player on the team and he took home a gold medal.
In 2017-18, he went to the University of Michigan. He excelled there as well netting five goals and 29 points in 37 games. He played on the U20 team at the World Junior Championship as well as the World Championships playing against older players.
He returned to Michigan for a second season hoping to win a National Championship. He had five goals and 33 points in 32 games. He was the top scorer on the team and when they were eliminated from the playoffs he jumped to the NHL. He was a First-Team All-American. He got in five games in 2018-19 getting three points as a pro, but no goals.
Here’s a look at the early part of his career:
In his first 14 games in 2019, he scored eleven points. He’s the real deal.
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