Quinn Hughes skated at the Top Prospects Clinic with brother Jack and spoke about the draft experience
VANCOUVER, BC - The Top Prospects Clinic was held today in Vancouver, an annual tradition. For Jack Hughes, it was his first experience on the ice at this special draft event but across the ice from him, his brother Quinn was participating for the second straight year, having gone seventh overall a year ago to the hometown Vancouver Canucks.
Quinn was simply enjoying spending the team with his brother, Jack.
"Anytime you get to do something with your brother, it's fun. Next year we'll be pretty far away from each other and this year we didn't get to see each other too much."
The defenseman was asked if he had any advice for his brother, but he said that their situations are fairly different.
"He's going to go one or two and I went seven. It's not a big difference, but it is a big difference. The hype and everything like that."
Jack talked about how he's really enjoying spending this time with his brothers and the rest of his friends and family, with 65 in attendance.
"Now that it's finally here, I'm going to enjoy it. It should be awesome for all my family members here," Jack Hughes stated.
Jack was asked about his upbringing which, by the time Friday rolls around, will have resulted in two children being drafted in the NHL's top 10 with brother Luke not too far behind.
"It starts with our dad. Him teaching us from a young age, all the things to do to be a pro. He instilled a work ethic in us and I know that was the most important thing."
He commented on his brother joining the NHL late last season and being productive.
"That was really cool for Quinn to play in the NHL, step in and do as well as he did. That just shows his confidence."
Quinn had kind words for his brother as well.
"He's very skilled. Skating, hockey sense, hands, everything like that. But how competitive he is, I've always thought that's the big difference in him. He doesn't care who he's playing, he's going to go at you.
"He's super competitive and loves the game. He's so dialed in. He's working out in the morning, getting sleep, rest and food.
"It's easy to respect him with everything he does."