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A strong player, good skater, fierce forechecker that is a very underrated playmaker


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June 2022 – Hughes is not being offered a contract by the Capitals and will re-enter the 2022 NHL draft where he may or may not be drafted again. It may take Hughes a strong tryout training camp to earn a contract again. Pat Quinn


January 2022 – Hughes, the Capitals fifth round selection in 2020, has readapted exceptionally well to the WHL again after leaving last season to play in the USHL. His first season with Spokane in the WHL (2018-2019) was impressive with 47 points in 67 games as an 18-year-old. He then moved to the USHL and had 24 points in 35 games, but as a 19-year-old in the USHL he should have been much better, but at least he had more development time than others in the WHL last year. Currently, this season, he has 34 points in 32 games back in Spokane and he is leading the team in points. The only problem is that Spokane is the second worst team in the WHL, but being over a point per game on a bad squad is never a bad thing. Hughes is a tenacious forechecker and a sneaky good playmaker, those two keys may break his way to the NHL, as long as he keep developing well. Pat Quinn

Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 30, 2001
Height 6‘2”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 5; Overall: 148


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 CDA Hockey Academy 18U PrepCSSHL U188 0 00 4|        
 2018-2019 Spokane BravesKIJHL46 41 2566 50|Playoffs7 6 410
  Spokane ChiefsWHL2 2 02 0|Playoffs3 0 00
 2019-2020 Spokane ChiefsWHL61 16 3147 21|        
 2020-2021 Fargo ForceUSHL35 9 1524 26|Playoffs9 2 13
 2021-2022 Spokane ChiefsWHL64 24 4367 39|Playoffs4 0 11
 2022-2023 Hershey BearsAHL- - -- -|