Favorite For 2021: Pushed Positive
As the youngest of the three Hughes brothers, Luke has a lot to live up to. Fortunately, the swift blueliner has already flashed the potential that got Quinn to the NHL with Vancouver and made Jack the No. 1 prospect in the 2019 draft. So the question is: were Luke’s brothers easy or hard on him as a kid? “Probably hard on me,” he said. “We were pushing each other all the time when we were younger, trying to help each other get better and better. They’re such great idols and brothers.”
Playing for the Detroit Little Caesars program this past season, Hughes was under the tutelage of coaches/former NHLers Patrik Stefan and Bryan Smolinski. “He’s a very fun kid to be around, always smiling,” Stefan said. “But on the ice, he’s fearless. With his skating and...
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Ryan Kennedy is the associate senior writer and draft/prospect expert at The Hockey News. He has been with the publication since 2005 and in that span, Don Cherry, Lil Jon and The Rock have all called his house. He lives in Toronto with his wife and kids where he listens to loud music and collects NCAA pennants.