MAJOR | Canucks make formal announcement on Quinn Hughes

Published September 11, 2023 at 8:27

The Vancouver Canucks made the news official on Monday morning, naming defenceman Quinn Hughes the 15th captain in franchise history.

"Quinn is such a competitor, workhorse and off-season rink rat," said Canucks Head Coach Rick Tocchet. «There are lot of ways to lead, and Quinn does it by example and by always giving his teammates, coaches and organization the upmost respect. When he does address the locker room it is very powerful and his growth and maturation in just the short time I have been here is very impressive. Quinn isn't afraid to get uncomfortable and voice his thoughts during both good and bad times which says a lot about his character and desire to win."

Hughes becomes the team's first captain since Bo Horvat, who left the organization via trade earlier this year. Hughes will wear the 'C' for the first time during a preseason game, which his debut is TBD at this time, but his first official game as captain will come on opening night, October 11th, against the Edmonton Oilers.

The 23-year-old has four more years remaining on his contract with a cap hit of $7.85 million. Last season, the Orlando, Florida native had a career year in 2022-23, putting up 76 points (seven goals, 69 assists), 34 penalty minutes and was a plus-15.

Hughes will only be the third Defenseman in Franchsie history to wear the C:

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