Vancouver Canucks take Quinn Hughes with seventh pick
New Vancouver Canuck Quinn Hughes, one of three brothers causing a buzz in the hockey world, stands with personnel from his new team after he was drafted seventh overall.
As everyone knew they would, the Buffalo Sabres took defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with the first pick of the 2018 NHL Draft on Friday night at American Airlines Arena in Dallas.
The next defenseman to hear his name called was University of Michigan standout Quinn Hughes, taken with the seventh overall pick by the Vancouver Canucks.
Hughes, 18, was a freshman at the U-M last season and had five goals and 29 points in 37 games.
At 5-10, 173 pounds, he is a great skater and puck handler with a fine hockey sense, always thinking one or two plays ahead.
Despite being the youngest player in the tournament, Hughes was impressive in helping Team USA win a bronze medal at the IIHF World Championships in Denmark in May.
His younger brother, Jack, who is with the NTDP U-18 team, is expected to be the top overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. And his youngest brother, Luke, has already committed to play at Michigan after only completing his Bantam Major season with Little Caesars in 2017-18.