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Michael Lloyd Hough (born February 6, 1963) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played thirteen seasons in the National Hockey League from 1986 until 1999.

Mike Hough
Born (1963-02-06) February 6, 1963 (age 56)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Left wing
Shot Left
Played for Quebec Nordiques
Florida Panthers
New York Islanders
NHL Draft 181st overall, 1982
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1983–1999

BiographyEdit

Hough was born in Montreal, Quebec. As a youth, he played in the 1976 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Toronto.[1]

Hough was drafted 181st overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. He played 707 career NHL games, scoring 100 goals and 156 assists for 256 points. He had his best season in 1991–92 with 16 goals and 22 assists for 38 points, despite being sidelined for a month with a broken thumb. He was also the Nordiques' captain during that season.[citation needed]

Quebec traded Hough to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Reggie Savage and Paul MacDermid on June 20, 1993. Four days later, Washington left Hough unprotected for the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft, and he was claimed by the Florida Panthers where he played four seasons. He would be infamously remembered as scoring the goal in double overtime in the fifth game of the Panthers' semifinals series against the Flyers in 1996. This would turn out to be the last goal in the Spectrum. He ended his NHL career with the New York Islanders in 1999[citation needed] after signing with them as a free agent on July 2, 1997.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80 Toronto Marlboros MTHL 44 20 50 70
1980–81 Dixie Beehives OPJHL 24 15 20 35 84
1981–82 Kitchener Rangers OHL 58 14 34 48 172 14 4 1 5 16
1981–82 Kitchener Rangers M-Cup 5 1 1 2 11
1982–83 Kitchener Rangers OHL 61 17 27 44 156 12 5 4 9 30
1983–84 Fredericton Express AHL 69 11 16 27 142 1 0 0 0 7
1984–85 Fredericton Express AHL 76 21 27 48 49 6 1 1 2 2
1984–85 Quebec Nordiques NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1985–86 Fredericton Express AHL 74 21 33 54 68 6 0 3 3 8
1986–87 Quebec Nordiques NHL 56 6 8 14 79 9 0 3 3 26
1986–87 Fredericton Express AHL 10 1 3 4 20
1987–88 Quebec Nordiques NHL 17 3 2 5 2
1987–88 Fredericton Express AHL 46 16 25 41 133 15 4 8 12 55
1988–89 Quebec Nordiques NHL 46 9 10 19 39
1988–89 Halifax Citadels AHL 22 11 10 21 87
1989–90 Quebec Nordiques NHL 43 13 13 26 84
1990–91 Quebec Nordiques NHL 63 13 20 33 111
1991–92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 61 16 22 38 77
1992–93 Quebec Nordiques NHL 77 8 22 30 69 6 0 1 1 2
1993–94 Florida Panthers NHL 78 6 23 29 62
1994–95 Florida Panthers NHL 48 6 7 13 38
1995–96 Florida Panthers NHL 64 7 16 23 37 22 4 1 5 8
1996–97 Florida Panthers NHL 69 8 6 14 48 5 1 0 1 2
1997–98 New York Islanders NHL 74 5 7 12 27
1998–99 Utah Grizzlies IHL 26 5 7 12 8
1998–99 New York Islanders NHL 11 0 0 0 2
1998–99 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 11 0 3 3 21
NHL totals 707 100 156 256 675 44 5 5 10 38

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  2. ^ LaPointe, Joe (July 2, 1997). "Islanders Sign Hough; Campbell Extension Set". The New York Times. Retrieved January 19, 2019.

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Preceded by
Steven Finn
Joe Sakic
Quebec Nordiques captain
1991–92
Succeeded by
Joe Sakic