Quinn Hughes of the Vancouver Canucks is one of the best defensemen in the NHL. Over the course of his young career, he has been everything they’ve asked for and more.
On Monday, the Canucks revealed some big news that is very exciting for him. They announced that Quinn is going to be their next captain!
This comes after the Bo Horvat trade last season left them without someone wearing the “C”. There were a couple of good candidates but Quinn is the perfect choice.
We will see this season how he uses this “C” on his chest to motivate him as a leader. We already know how great he is as a player but it is time for him to take that leadership role to the next level.
The Vancouver Canucks made Quinn Hughes their next team captain.
Hughes is well known in terms of his on-ice play for his outstanding two-way play. He definitely leans offensively but his defensive game has gotten better and better as the years go on.
So far in his NHL career, Hughes has 26 goals and 215 assists for 241 points in 283 games played. Honestly, if he could just develop a shot, he’ll be in contention for the Norris Trophy year in and year out because of those incredible assist totals.
He is one of the best playmaking defensemen active right now. We’ll see how this news motivates him to be an even better player. He is only 23 so there is still a ton of room to get even better.
The Canucks have not been a very good team for most of Quinn’s time in the NHL. He is one of the keys to them getting better but they certainly need more around him.
It would be nice to finally get to watch him play in the postseason. We’ll see how they play this year with him as the captain leading the way.