John Hughes
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Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Phoenix Roadrunners
Cincinnati Stingers
Houston Aeros
Edmonton Oilers
Indianapolis Racers
Vancouver Canucks
New York Rangers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born March 18, 1954(1954-03-18),
Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
Died April 8 2020 (aged 66),
Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
NHL Draft 41st overall, 1974
Vancouver Canucks
WHA Draft 9th overall, 1974
Houston Aeros
Pro Career 1974 – 1982

John Spencer Hughes (March 18, 1954 – April 8, 2020) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. The bulk of his professional career was spent in the World Hockey Association (WHA), where he played from 1974 until 1979 for the Phoenix Roadrunners, Cincinnati Stingers, Houston Aeros, Indianapolis Racers, and Edmonton Oilers. Once the WHA folded in 1979 Hughes moved to the National Hockey League (NHL), briefly playing for the Vancouver Canucks, the Oilers (who joined the NHL), and New York Rangers. He retired in 1982. Hughes had 18 goals, 130 assists, 148 points and 778 penalty minutes in 372 regular season games in the WHA and 2 goals, 14 assists, 16 points and 211 penalty minutes in 70 regular season games in the NHL. Hughes died April 8, 2020 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. He had two children, a son Jason and a daughter Jessica.[1]

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular Season and Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971–72 Toronto Marlboros OHA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1972–73 Toronto Marlboros OHA 63 13 42 55 195 16 0 7 7 46
1973–74 Toronto Marlboros OHA 67 6 34 40 189
1974–75 Phoenix Roadrunners WHA 72 4 25 29 201
1975–76 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 79 3 34 37 204
1976–77 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 79 3 27 30 113 4 0 0 0 8
1977–78 Houston Aeros WHA 79 3 25 28 130 6 1 1 2 6
1978–79 Indianapolis Racers WHA 22 3 4 7 48
1978–79 Edmonton Oilers WHA 41 2 15 17 81 13 1 0 1 35
1979–80 Vancouver Canucks NHL 52 2 11 13 181 4 0 0 0 10
1980–81 Edmonton Oilers NHL 18 0 3 3 30
1980–81 New York Rangers NHL 3 0 1 1 6
1980–81 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 14 3 6 9 50 2 0 0 0 8
1980–81 Wichita Wind CHL 23 2 4 6 88
1981–82 Springfield Indians AHL 76 1 33 34 174
WHA totals 372 18 130 148 777 23 2 1 3 49
NHL totals 70 2 14 16 211 7 0 1 1 16

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John Spencer Hughes. Island Press Limited (April 9, 2020). Retrieved on April 9, 2020.

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