FC Rank 37
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USNTDP Juniors
161 lbs
Place of Birth
Westwood, MA  

Hughes is an unbelievable facilitator of the puck with great offensive awareness making him a real fun player to watch. His biggest strength in is game is his passing ability, and there’s no question about it. He’s got great vison/confidence with the puck and is able to distribute to his teammates in tight areas. Hughes often would come into the zone and stop to scan the ice looking for a passing option. He was working the half-wall on the power play and looked great having it run through him. Most of his game was played along the perimeter which makes sense as he’s always looking to set up teammates. Playmaking is his calling card but he’s got a strong shot, too. He’s able to catch and release the puck better than most. Defensively, he competes hard and glues himself to a player while defending. Very strong on the dot this game which helped his team start with possession of the puck very often when he was taking faceoffs. His game was near perfect to me besides noticing his tentativeness on the forecheck this game. I saw him stop skating well before he got near the puck and held off on putting a body on the defender. Real easy fix but just a small detail I saw with him. For my first time watching him I loved his offensive game and playmaking ability. He’s without a doubt one of the top passers for the upcoming draft. Right now I think I’d be willing to take him late in the first round, but I wouldn’t be surprised if some team swoops him up in the top-20 as he’s a top facilitator in the draft.

Douglas Larson
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Game Results

October 23, 2021
Colorado College

Player Report

Skating 6
Shooting 7
Puckhandling 7
Playmaking 8
Offensive Awareness 7
Defensive Awareness 6
Compete 8

Jack Hughes's Reports

Oct 28/21 Jack Hughes 22698 – Colorado College vs. Northeastern NCAA by Douglas Larson View Summary
Jun 17/21 Jack Hughes 22287 – Chicago vs USA U18 USHL by Austin Broad View Summary
Jun 15/21 Jack Hughes 22271 – Muskegon vs. USA U18 USHL by Mat Sheridan View Summary