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Michael McHugh (born August 16, 1965) 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.

Mike McHugh
Born (1965-08-16) August 16, 1965 (age 54)
Bowdoin, Maine, U.S.
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

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.

FamilyEdit

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

Awards and honorsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 New Hampton School HS-Prep 21 24 22 46
1984–85 University of Maine HE 25 9 8 17 9
1985–86 University of Maine HE 38 9 10 19 24
1986–87 University of Maine HE 42 21 29 50 40
1987–88 University of Maine HE 44 29 37 66 90
1987–88 Maine Mariners AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1988–89 Minnesota North Stars NHL 3 0 0 0 2
1988–89 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 70 17 29 46 89 6 3 1 4 17
1989–90 Minnesota North Stars NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1989–90 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 73 14 17 31 96 10 0 6 6 16
1990–91 Minnesota North Stars NHL 6 0 0 0 0
1990–91 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 69 27 38 65 82 11 3 8 11 6
1991–92 San Jose Sharks NHL 8 1 0 1 14
1991–92 Springfield Indians AHL 70 23 31 54 51 11 4 7 11 25
1992–93 Springfield Indians AHL 67 19 27 46 111 11 5 2 7 12
1993–94 Hershey Bears AHL 80 27 43 70 58 11 9 3 12 14
1994–95 Hershey Bears AHL 68 24 26 50 102 6 3 2 5 6
1995–96 Hershey Bears AHL 75 15 42 57 118 5 2 2 4 2
1996–97 Hershey Bears AHL 77 23 45 68 135 23 9 7 16 33
1997–98 Hershey Bears AHL 66 12 25 37 143 7 1 1 2 26
AHL totals 504 143 239 382 718 74 33 24 57 118
NHL totals 20 1 0 1 16
IHL totals 212 58 84 142 267 27 6 15 21 39

ReferencesEdit

  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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