Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Quinn Hughes to a three-year, entry-level contract.
"Quinn is an exceptional skater, strong on the puck and plays with creativity and vision," said Benning. "He was a leader on his team at the University of Michigan and has had success at the international level. We're excited for Quinn to join our team and continue to grow his game as a member of the Vancouver Canucks."
Hughes, 19, completed his second collegiate season with the University of Michigan Wolverines of the NCAA Big Ten Conference. He ranked first on the team in scoring with 33 points (5-28-33) in 32 games played this season, following up a rookie campaign of 29 points (5-24-29) in 37 games.
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On the international stage, Hughes participated in the 2018 and 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships, helping Team USA to a silver medal in 2019 as an Assistant Captain.
The 5-10, 170-pound defenceman was drafted by Vancouver 7th overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Hughes will to travel to Vancouver on Tuesday.
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