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Luke Hughes Profile

Luke Hughes
Ht/Wt: 6' 2"/176 lbs
Position: LHD

Luke Hughes' Player Profile

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com - July 12th: "Hughes brings the same top-end skating ability that his older brothers, Jack Hughes of Devils and Quinn Hughes of the Vancouver Canucks, but in a bigger package."

Mike Morreale - NHL.com - July 12th: "The 17-year-old is a great skater, defends well, has good poise with the puck and reads plays well."

Hockey Prospecting - July 8th: "With the rapid development we saw in Hughes this year vs. last year coupled with his age, I expect him to make significant jumps in the coming years. In 1 to 2 years, I expect Hughes to look the part of a very high probability star defenseman."

Josh Bell of FC Hockey - July 8th: "Hughes is a powerful, smooth-skating defenseman that plays with patience and poise. He has excellent vision and an average shot. "

Derek Neumeier of FC Hockey - July 8th: "One of the best skaters in the entire draft class, Hughes has enormous potential as a high-end play-driving defenseman."

Tony Ferrari - Dobber Prospects - July 7th: "To be completely serious though, Hughes is one of the best skaters in the draft and his mobility is what makes him special. He has an eagerness to join the rush and get involved offensively and his defensive game is predicated on using his mobility to cut plays off before they really get started."

Scott Wheeler - The Atheletic - June 22nd: "His ability to take the puck from A to B in straight lines is also matched by deft edgework which allows him to circle the offensive zone to draw eyeballs once he gets there."

Ryan Kenneday - The Hockey News - June 11th: "An amazing skater with high-end offensive skill, Hughes may be the younger brother of Quinn and Jack but don't treat him like a runt."

Steve Kournianos - The Draft Analyst - May 24th: "The answer is yes, Luke is just as dynamic a skater and playmaker as his brother Quinn, except the younger Hughes is bigger and a step or two ahead of his eldest sibling in the defense category."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - May 12th: "Skating and puck skills show top-pairing potential. Size (6-foot-2, 176 pounds) is an asset with his evolving defensive side."

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com - Apr. 23rd: "Hughes is a great skater capable of playing a smart defensive game with good poise and reads .. The 17-year-old sustained a lacerated tendon in his foot from a skate cut March 7, but is hoping to resume skating in late May."

Clare McManus - Dobber Prospects - Mar. 8: "Hughes is a smooth-skating defenseman with strong edgework and agility. He is a dynamic playmaker with elite vision who can create space for himself and make a quick pass to an open teammate."

Tony Ferrari - Dobber Prospects - Feb. 22nd: "Hughes ability to use his mobility in all directions along the blueline walk the line and penetrate the home plate as a shooter is intriguing but the value comes in when he uses his feet to draw attention and pull the game with him. This opens space to exploit and his passing ability is more than capable of doing so."

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