Mike McHugh

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Mike McHugh
Born (1965-08-16) August 16, 1965 (age 51)
Bowdoin, ME, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Minnesota North Stars
San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 1988 NHL Supplemental Draft
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1988–1998

Michael McHugh (born August 16, 1965 in Bowdoin, Maine) is an American former National Hockey League left wing. He was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars with the first pick in the 1988 NHL Supplemental Draft.

After playing four seasons at the University of Maine, McHugh made his professional debut with the American Hockey League's Maine Mariners, appearing in one game at the end of the 1987–88 season. His first full season of professional hockey was 1988–89, during which he played in 70 games with the International Hockey League's Kalamazoo Wings and three NHL games with the North Stars.

After two more seasons spent mostly with Kalamazoo, with a few appearances with the North Stars, McHugh joined the expansion San Jose Sharks in the 1991 NHL Dispersal Draft. He appeared in eight games with the Sharks during their inaugural season of 1991–92, and tallied his first and only NHL goal as a Shark. This was his last NHL experience.

Though his NHL career was brief, McHugh became a star in the American Hockey League. In seven AHL seasons with the Springfield Indians and Hershey Bears, he scored 143 goals and added 239 assists. He was awarded the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as MVP of the 1997 Calder Cup playoffs, as he scored nine goals and seven assists while leading Hershey to the AHL Championship.

In his brief NHL career, McHugh appeared in 20 games. His one-goal scored in 1991–92 was his lone NHL point.


He currently lives in Hershey, Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 1987 [1]
All-Hockey East First Team 1987–88 [2]
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 1987–88 [3]
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 1988 [1]


  1. ^ a b "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  2. ^ "Hockey East All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brian Leetch
Hockey East Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Greg Brown
Preceded by
Dixon Ward
Winner of the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
Succeeded by
Mike Maneluk