Personal Info

  • Son of Jim Hughes and Ellen Weinberg-Hughes
  • Has two brothers, Jack-17 and Luke-15
    • Father, Jim, skated at Providence College and went on to represent the U.S. in the Spengler Cup (1988-89)
    • Mother, Ellen, lettered in hockey, lacrosse and soccer at the University of New Hampshire before earning a silver medal with the 1992 U.S. Women's National Team
    • Brother, Jack, is in his second season with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program
      • Jack skated for the 2018 U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team that earned a silver medal at the 2018 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship. Jack was named Tournament MVP and Best Forward by the Directorate
    • Uncle, Marty, played hockey for Boston College for four seasons (1997-01) where he won an NCAA championship in 2001
    • Cousin, Ted Doherty, skated four seasons (2012-16) at Boston College and served as captain his senior year

Hockey-Related Questions

Favorite NHL Team Growing Up: Toronto Maple Leafs

Favorite Moment in USA Hockey History: John Carlson's overtime-winning goal against Canada in the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship

Best Moment From Your Own Career: Winning the 2017 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship

Three Things You Love About Hockey: Winning, competing and playing in the 'big' games

Describe Yourself As A Player: A smart, skilled and passionate puck-moving defenseman that can control the game and run the power-play

Lifestyle Questions

Favorite Home Cooked Meal: Steak and mashed potatoes

Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans

Favorite Musical Artist: Avicii

Favorite Activity Away From Rink: Playing outdoor hockey in the winter

Best Advice You've Been Given: Work hard because there are other people doing the same thing