With the World Junior Summer Showcase about to kick off, it was announced by the University of Michigan that Quintin Hughes will be returning for the 2018-19 season
Quinn Hughes announces his return to Michigan!
— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) July 28, 2018
The move isn’t surprising as Hughes has only completed his freshman season in the NCAA and should be a workhorse for Michigan this upcoming season. They were able to make it to the Frozen Four but hope to take that next step and capture the NCAA title. Developmentally, there is no harm in Hughes taking his time in the NCAA before making the leaps to the professional ranks.
From the Canucks perspective, this means that they will be returning with the same defensive core that struggled last season. It will be interesting to see if they will make any changes there in the coming months as just hoping that the group will get better won’t be a recipe for success.
You can catch Hughes representing the United States in Kamloops for the WJSS over the next 8 days.