Riley Hughes

New York Rangers
New England Hockey Journal

Fantasy Summary

Hughes has possesses the offensive attributes of a potential top-9 NHL player, but will need to hone his defensive play, and become more consistent before that will translate to a realistic possibility.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country USA
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 27, 2000
Height 6‘1”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 7; Overall: 216

Observations

August 2019 – After being selected by the Rangers in the seventh round of the 2018 Entry Draft, Hughes played his D+1 campaign in the BCHL alongside 2019 draft eligible forward, Alex Newhook. The Rangers prospect winger posted relatively cavalier  point totals over the course of the regular season, however, seemed to find another gear once the Victoria Grizzlies entered the BCHL playoffs, and before ultimately being eliminated by the Prince George Spruce Kings. The 19-year-old will finally enter the NCAA ranks this fall with aspirations of playing alongside Vancouver prospect Tyler Madden at Northeastern. The next eight months will likely cast significantly more light on Hughes’ potential than the last several years have. Brayden Olafson

June 2018 – The Ranger’s selected one of the youngest players available in the 2018 Entry draft, in Riley Hughes. The 6’1” right-winger has an NHL capable frame with a questionable offensive trajectory after playing most of his draft year campaign in the USHS-Prep league. He’ll play his senior high school season in the BCHL before attending Northeastern University in the fall of 2019 where he’ll look to fill the void left by several graduating all-stars including 2018 Hobey Baker winner Adam Gaudette, and Dylan Sikura. Brayden Olafson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Boston Jr. Eagles QC Int PW AA Elite 6 2 2 4 2 |          
 2014-2015 Boston Jr. Eagles 14U Bantam - - - - - |          
 2015-2016 Team Kelly USA-S15 5 1 0 1 - |          
  St. Sebastian's School USHS-Prep 19 3 3 6 - |          
 2016-2017 Team Royal USA-S16 5 0 1 1 - |          
  St. Sebastian's School USHS-Prep 29 11 9 20 - |          
 2017-2018 Team Red USA-S17 5 2 3 5 - |          
  St. Sebastian's School USHS-Prep 30 21 15 36 - |          
  Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2018-2019 Victoria Grizzlies BCHL 53 24 34 58 20 | Playoffs 15 4 17 21 18 
  Canada West U19 WJAC-19 6 1 2 3 0 |          
 2019-2020 Northeastern Univ. NCAA 17 1 0 1 6 |          

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