Ryan Hughes (ice hockey)

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Ryan Hughes
Born (1972-01-17) January 17, 1972 (age 45)
Montreal, QC, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for
NHL Draft 22nd overall, Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1993–1997

Ryan Hughes (born January 17, 1972) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Hughes is notable for having played three games in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins.


Hughes played junior ice hockey with the Lac St. Louis Lions Midget AAA team from 1987 to 1989. In 1988–89, he played three games for the Canadian national team. Hughes then played ice hockey with Cornell University Big Red from 1989 until 1993. After his first season with Cornell, when he scored seven goals and 16 assists for 23 points in 28 games, he was selected in the second round, 22nd overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. In 1992, Hughes played for Canada in the World Junior Championship, scoring one assist in seven games.

After completing college, Hughes made his professional debut with the Cornwall Aces of the American Hockey League (AHL) in the 1993–94 season. After two seasons with Cornwall, Hughes signed as a free agent with the Boston Bruins. He played most of the season with their AHL team, the Providence Bruins, and earned a call-up to Boston. He played three games with Boston, without recording a point. Hughes played one further season in professional ice hockey, with the Quebec Rafales and Chicago Wolves of the International Hockey League.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 1989–90