Cameron Hughes

Boston Bruins
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Fantasy Summary

Sixth rounder with good tools. Hughes hasn’t produced enough at lower levels to warrant fantasy consideration.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.8
NHL Certainty 4.8
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth October 9, 1996
Height 6‘0”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 6; Overall: 165

Observations

September 2019 – Hughes is a talented player that has managed to produce consistently at every level thus far in his career. Last season he proved that he could contribute as a professional with Providence, and moving forward he will be looking to finally translate his skills to the highest level. A long-shot to make the NHL roster out of training camp, Hughes will return to the AHL, where he and a hopefully improved Providence team will look to take a step forward. He likely spends the entire campaign in the minors, but could be used as an injury replacement later in the year. Chris Mazza

 

February 2019 – Hughes has remained one of Providence’s most consistent forwards so far this season, sitting fourth on the team in points with 25 through 45 games, while also pacing the team with 96 shots on goal. He has been used up and down the lineup and on both special teams but has generated most of his points at even strength. The former sixth-round pick has evolved into an important prospect for the Bruins, and will likely get an extended look for an NHL spot next season. Chris Mazza

November 2018 – Hughes is off to a solid start in his first full AHL campaign, and currently sits third on the team with 11 points through 17 games. Impressively, he has also managed to fire 39 shots in that time, just one away from the team lead, while maintaining a rating of plus-four. Given the major concerns about his defensive awareness, it is great to see Hughes as one of just four Providence forwards to have a plus-minus rating above even, especially while playing for a weak team that sits last in their division. If Hughes can keep up this impressive first pro season, he might be able to push for a depth spot in the NHL next year. Chris Mazza

 

October 2018 – Hughes is set to play his first full season of professional hockey for the Providence Bruins in 2018-2019. The Bruins’ former sixth-round pick has had a successful four years playing for the University of Wisconsin, totalling 92 points in 139 games, while also serving as team captain during his senior campaign. He has a soft set of hands and good offensive awareness but needs to develop his play without the puck in order to prove that he can play pro hockey at a high level. Chris Mazza

 

December 2017 – Now the Badgers’ captain, Hughes continues to score at an impressive clip with seven goals and eight assists in 21 contests this year. At 5-11, 161-pounds there are still concerns about his ability to physically tough it out at as a professional but there’s no mistaking his skill, leadership, and heady demeanour on the ice. Kevin Wickersham

December 2016 – Cameron Hughes is first and foremost a skilled pivot with soft hands. Hughes projects as a scoring center but still has some years of seasoning ahead of him. After producing fairly well for the University of Wisconsin over the last three years, Hughes needs to take a step forward with both his offensive output and his defensive play before he’ll get a look at the NHL level. Through 82 total games for the Wisconsin Badgers, Hughes has potted 10 goals and 41 assists but has also gone minus 41 over that same period. In that regard, Hughes has not taken a step forward this year and is already minus 13 through just 16 games played. Mike Drover


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 CAC Canadians Bantam AAA AMBHL 32 5 11 16 28 |          
 2010-2011 CAC Canadians Bantam AAA AMBHL 29 21 21 42 2 |          
 2011-2012 CAC Canadians Mdgt AAA AMHL 32 8 23 31 24 |          
 2012-2013 Spruce Grove Saints AJHL 60 11 20 31 42 | Playoffs 14 3 6 9 11 
 2013-2014 Spruce Grove Saints AJHL 52 21 36 57 58 | Playoffs 18 1 16 17
  Canada West U19 WJAC-19 4 1 4 5 0 |          
 2014-2015 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 34 3 10 13 35 |          
 2015-2016 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 32 5 20 25 12 |          
 2016-2017 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 36 7 25 32 16 |          
 2017-2018 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 37 8 14 22 18 |          
  Providence Bruins AHL 14 0 3 3 6 |          
 2018-2019 Providence Bruins AHL 52 13 15 28 28 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
 2019-2020 Providence Bruins AHL - - - - - |          

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