LATEST | Quinn Hughes comments on the captaincy rumours: Promising statement for the Canucks' future

Published September 8, 2023 at 8:11 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

The talks regarding the Canucks' captaincy have been numerous today, and everybody pitched in and gave their opinion. From analysts to certain players, Quinn Hughes, the man himself, had the opportunity to deliver his thoughts on the rumours.

The Canucks' superstar Defenseman was asked how comfortable he'd wear the ‘'C'' if he got the job. His response held lots of promise regarding his future in Vancouver. They didn't sound like comments from a guy who wanted out as soon as his contract expired:

‘'I'm very comfortable. I've had a lot of great mentors... It's an honour to play here, with the fans so passionate. If that ever happened, it'd be an honour as well."




Hughes, 23, was the 7th overall pick in the 2018 Draft and hasn't failed to live up to the expectations. He is an outstanding defenceman who collected 76 points in 78 games and an impressive +15 rating. He has yet to enter his prime, which only has us dreaming about how he can improve.

He's matured since his NHL debut a little over four years ago; he's taken huge strides in his development, growing every little aspect of his game. Hughes still has four years at a highly reasonable $7.85M cap hit, making him an excellent candidate for the team's captaincy.

The Canucks rode with four alternates when Bo Horvat was shipped out; Oliver Ekman-Larsson was one of them. With J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes and Thatcher Demko as the clear leaders in this team, is Hughes, the best candidate for the pole?
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LATEST | Quinn Hughes comments on the captaincy rumours: Promising statement for the Canucks' future

Who would be your pick for Captain?

Hughes49747.6 %
Pettersson24023 %
Demko424 %
Miller26525.4 %
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