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Canucks' Quinn Hughes lines up for a faceoff against the Seattle Kraken during the second period of an NHL hockey game.
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NHL issues a statement: Quinn Hughes on the cusp of Canucks history

Published May 14, 2024 at 1:44 PM
BY OWEN FULLERTON
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Quinn Hughes has a chance to make Canucks history on Tuesday night when the team takes on Edmonton for Game 4, as the 24-year-old looks to become the first defenseman in franchise history to record multiple postseasons with double-digit points.

Hughes scored 16 points when the Canucks last made the playoffs in 2020, and he currently has 8 points in 9 games. A two-point game will earn a Canuck record for the young captain.

Quinn Hughes needs two points to become the first defenseman in Canucks history to record multiple 10-point postseasons (also 16 in 2020).




The Canucks' captain has continued to be an offensive force even as opposing teams try to target him physically. While he's yet to score a goal, Hughes' 8 assists are good for second place on the team.

After being held scoreless in Game 1's win over the Oilers, Hughes added an assist in Game 2 and another two in Game 3.

He'll hope to hit the 10-point plateau and help lead the Canucks to a 3-1 stranglehold in the series over the Oilers; tonight's game starts at 6:30 PM PST.

At only 24 years old, do you consider Hughes the best defenceman to ever play for the Canucks?
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NHL issues a statement: Quinn Hughes on the cusp of Canucks history

At only 24 years old, do you consider Hughes the best defenceman to ever play for the Canucks?

Yes102277.9 %
No927 %
Not yet, but close19815.1 %
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