Team Hughes ends up with five of six Canucks after chaotic NHL All-Star player draft

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David Quadrelli
4 months ago
First off, these guys not knowing they were mic’d up to start was hilarious. Second, Jack Hughes discovering they were mic’d up and proceeding to whisper — for all to hear, obviously — was excellent content.
Here’s a recap of Team Hughes’ draft:
In round one, Team Hughes refused to pull a Team Matthews, and didn’t go for one of their Canucks teammates. Buble, Hughes, and Pettersson were clearly here to win. With their first pick, they selected the NHL’s leading point-getter, Nikita Kucherov.
Round one: Nikita Kucherov
Round two: Thatcher Demko (Alex Georgiev was off the board at this point!)
Round three: Kyle Connor
Round four: Brady Tkachuk (Hughes asked his teammates if Brock Boeser would be mad on the hot mic and then proceeded not to select him)
Round five: Jesper Bratt (This pick brought another great hot mic moment, as Hughes said “we’re going to get five Canucks no matter what, then we will trade for Millsy after. Hughes was taking this draft seriously.)
Round six: Cam Talbot (First they wanted Brock Boeser which led to him sadly skating away after David Amber informed Team Hughes they needed to draft a goalie)
Round seven: Brock Boeser, but not before this happened:
Round eight: JT Miller (Elias Lindholm was selected by Tate McRae before Team Hughes could make their pick, marking the first Canuck to go to another team. Hughes talking about trading for Miller earlier in the draft makes me think that the original plan was to take their new teammate Lindholm with this pick.) Hughes was sure to tell Miller he felt bad for making him wait so long.
So when it was all said and done, Team Hughes was left with:
Quinn Hughes
Elias Pettersson
Nikita Kucherov
Thatcher Demko
Kyle Connor
Brady Tkachuk
Jesper Bratt
Cam Talbot
Brock Boeser
JT Miller
Here are the full rosters:
Tomorrow at 4 PM, the Skills Competition will take place. Here is the list of participants who will be competing in that reimagined event.
We’ll have full coverage of that event tomorrow on the site!
Who do you think drafted the best team? What did you think of the event? Let us know in the comments section below!

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