|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
190 lb (86 kg)
St. Louis Blues
|Born||March 25, 1955,|
|NHL Draft||Rnd 3, 52nd overall, 1975|
|Pro Career||1977 – 1987|
Pat Hughes was selected in the third round of the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, 52nd overall. After three years of playing with the University of Michigan, Hughes turned professional with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs in 1976-77. In 77 games he scored 29 goals and 68 points. After another season in Nova Scotia, Hughes got the call from the Montreal Canadiens and dressed for three games in 1977-78. The following year, he managed to play 41 games, scoring nine goals and 17 assists on that year's Stanley Cup champion squad.
Hughes joined the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1979-80 after being traded for goalie Denis Herron. After just over a year with the Penguins, Hughes was dealt to the Edmonton Oilers where he set an NHL record by scoring two short-handed goals 25 seconds apart during a five-goal second period in a game against the St. Louis Blues. Hughes played in Edmonton for four years, which, incidentally, were also the four best seasons of his NHL career, three times surpassing the 20-goal plateau. He also left Edmonton with two Stanley Cup rings from the 1984 and 1985 championship teams.