Quinn Hughes breaking Canucks record
He’s been the league’s highest point-producing defender since the All-Star break. Yes, you heard that correctly. The smooth-skating, left-shot d-man, who’s just 20-years-old is number one in points on the back end league-wide. The kid is relentless, and he’s just getting started. His impact on this team might even be bigger than what Elias Pettersson was capable of last season.
With 16 seconds remaining in the second period, down two nothing, the Canucks leading scorer ripped home a beautiful goal on the man-advantage, and the primary assist came from the blade of Hughes himself. It’s the 43rd assist of his rookie campaign, which is a brand new franchise record. With 43 helpers, Hughes takes sole possession of most assists by a Canucks rookie, and there are still 19 games left on the Vancouver regular-season schedule.
On the exact same play, his 51st point of the season just so happened to be his 24th point quarterbacking the first unit powerplay. With that stat alone, he also holds the record for most power play points by a rookie in Canucks franchise history. Think about that for a second. This incredible defender just broke two Canucks rookie records, two big records I may add, and it’s only game 63.