Significant Accolades

  • Drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the first round, seventh overall, of the 2018 NHL Draft
  • 2017 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game participant
  • NTDP Record Book
    • Points by a Defenseman, Single Season: Second (53; 2016-17)
    • Points by a Defenseman, Career: Fifth (77, 2015-17)

Professional Hockey

2018-19 Vancouver Canucks

  • Made his NHL debut on March 28
  • Collected three assists in five games with the Canucks

College Hockey

Played two seasons (2017-19) with the University of Michigan, a member of the Big Ten Conference

  • Big Ten All-Rookie Team (2018)
  • Big Ten Second All-Star Team (2018)

2018-19 Season (Sophomore)

  • In 32 games, led the Wolverines in points (33) and assists (28)

2017-18 Season (Freshman)

  • Recorded five goals and 24 assists for 29 points in 37 games
  • Led all freshmen Wolverines in points and ranked second among all team defensemen

USA Hockey - NTDP

Played two seasons (2015-17) with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Michigan, that competes in the USHL and against Division I and III opponents as well as in international competitions

2016-17 Season - U.S. National Under-18 Team

  • Led defensemen with 47 points (9-38-47)

2015-16 Season - U.S. National Under-17 team 

  • Netted seven goals and recorded 17 assists in 57 games

Youth Hockey

Born in Orlando, Florida, Hughes grew up in Toronto and played for the Toronto Marlboros while his father worked for the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs