MAJOR | NHL issues a statement on Canucks' captain Quinn Hughes

Published November 12, 2023 at 8:25 PM

Ever since he was named the team's captain, Quinn Hughes has been a force to be reckoned with. We're now 15 games into the season and nobody has found a way to stop the Canucks' star defenceman.


Following the Nucks' 5-2 win to the Canadiens in Montreal, the league issued a statement via their Twitter Public Relation page announcing that Hughes was just one of six d-man to count 23 or more points in the first 15 games over the past 40 years.

Hughes now accompanies the legendary Bobby Orr as the second Defenseman to have at least 18 assists through the first 15 games at least twice:

‘'Quinn Hughes collected an assist and boosted his 2023-24 totals to 5-18—23 (15 GP). He is one of just six defensemen in the past 40 years with 23 or more points through his first 15 games of a season following John Carlson (7-16—23 in 2019-20 w/ WSH), Al MacInnis (8-19—27 in 1990-91 w/ CGY), Ray Bourque (1-21—22 in 1989-90 w/ BOS), Paul Coffey (4-20—24 in 1988-89 w/ PIT) and Doug Wilson (6-17—23 in 1987-88 w/ CHI).

* The 2023-24 campaign marks the second time Quinn Hughes (5-18—23 in 15 GP) has had at least 18 assists through his first 15 games of a season (also 18 in 2022-23). He became the second defenseman in NHL history to achieve the feat multiple times following Bobby Orr (1969-70: 21 in 15 GP & 1974-75: 21 in 15 GP). ''

The Defenseman is clearly looking to make a statement regarding his two-way play, but the way he's been playing with the puck has just been so tremendous.
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