Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes
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Bruce Boudreau Reveals How The Vancouver Canucks Almost Ruined The Career Of Quinn Hughes

Published January 12, 2024 at 9:27 PM
The Vancouver Canucks have surprised many this year as they are suddenly one of the best teams in the entire NHL. Their success has come in part due to the breakout performance by Quinn Hughes, who is an early favorite to win the Norris Trophy for league's best defenseman. Apparently though, he almost stopped playing defense altogether according to one former Canucks head coach.

Former Canucks Coach Says Organization Thought About Moving Him To Center

Bruce Boudreau was recently on the NHL network where he revealed some shocking information about the defenseman. Apparently, while he was in Vancouver, someone in the organization wanted to turn Hughes into a center like his brother Jack.

«Somebody in that Vancouver organization tried to make me make Quinn Hughes a centre last year» 😳

- Bruce Boudreau

As Boudreau discusses in the segment, it is a good thing that this never came to fruition. Luckily Boudreau himself had the foresight to refuse to have him play center and it is paying off for the team as Hughes leads defensemen in points this season. He likely would not be having the same success playing a position he's never played before.

Now Hughes is looking to lead his team on a long playoff run for the first time since he debuted in the league. With the way the team is playing, this ay very well be possible.

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January 12   |   385 answers
Bruce Boudreau Reveals How The Vancouver Canucks Almost Ruined The Career Of Quinn Hughes

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