Canucks name Quinn Hughes 15th captain in franchise history: Why he was the obvious choice

Canucks name Quinn Hughes 15th captain in franchise history: Why he was the obvious choice

Defenseman Quinn Hughes is the new captain of the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced Monday. Here’s what you need to know:

Hughes is the 15th captain in franchise history. He joins an illustrious list of players that include Hall of Famers Henrik Sedin, Roberto Luongo and Mark Messier.
The 23-year-old is entering his sixth NHL season.
In 2022-23, Hughes recorded seven goals and 69 assists in 78 games played. His 76 points ranked third among defensemen last season.

The Athletic’s instant analysis:

Hughes has grown up significantly in his time in Vancouver. In terms of what we…


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