LATEST | Statistics demonstrate that Quinn Hughes was one of the best picks in the 2018 Draft Class

Published July 30, 2023 at 9:26
BY COOPER GODIN
     
When the Vancouver Canucks landed Quinn Hughes with the seventh overall pick back in 2018, many viewed this as one of the best picks at the time and that continues to be proven right as each season passes.

The mobile, offensive defenceman sits third in points among those in that draft class with 241, with only Ottawa Senators captain Brady Tkachuk and Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov behind him.

But when taking a deeper look at the statistics from the 2018 draft class, there is pretty significant category that Quinn Hughes leads in.

According to Big Head Hockey, Quinn Hughes leads the 2018 draft class in points-per-game with 0.85. He's then followed by Brady Tkachuk at 0.77, Andrei Svechnikov at 0.76, Rasmus Dahlin at 0.66, with Joel Farabee rounding out the top-five at 0.52.


Hughes, who will turn 24 in October, is only going to get better and after putting up a career-high with 76 points this past season, there's no doubt he could top that in 2023-24 and be a strong contender for the Norris Trophy.

Do you think Hughes will break the 80-point mark next season? Let us know your thoughts in the poll below!

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LATEST | Statistics demonstrate that Quinn Hughes was one of the best picks in the 2018 Draft Class

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