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Quinn Hughes NHL Debut – Behind the Scenes

August 24, 2019

– Vancouver selects from the University of Michigan, Quinn Hughes. (cheering) He’s a skilled player, he’s fun to watch. We didn’t think he was gonna
be there for us at seven, but we thought there was
gonna be a good player, and that was kind of the missing
piece to the puzzle for us is that power play dynamic defenceman. – He’s one of the most exciting
prospects in Canuck history. You’ve got Pettersson, you’ve
got Boeser, you got Horvat, and all of the sudden you get this franchise-type defenceman. (violin music) – I want him to be aggressive when he can. I want him to get up the ice. I want him to make good passes, skate the puck when he
can, and enjoy himself. – I think I’m just gonna try
to keep it simple tonight. If there’s a play to
be made, I’ll make it, but I don’t think I need
to do anything crazy. I’m just gonna try to play my position, and pitch in where I can. We’re gonna have fun, baby. – Watch where this guy goes. Around him, right? Not in front of him. Go around him. Make sure, every detail, get it right. – Yeah! If he was going in the
middle, I had your back there. – Perfect. – Rocket – I can do that too, eh? You see that one Boes? Hey, Schenner, good day. Thanks. (intense music) – I just think growing up in Toronto, and watching what his father did and watching what the players
in Toronto go through, I think he’s seen it all, so I think it’s just
organically natural for him. We just said enjoy the night, and be proud of yourself, and be you. – He’s just another member of the team, and he just wants to
contribute any way he can. He’s a mobile, puck-moving
defenceman that can play in different kinds of situations,
including the power play, and I think he can distribute the puck and maybe jump in and
activate a little bit. You know, he’ll take the
direction from his coaches, and they’ll give him
direction on how they want him to pursue certain situations,
and then we’ll see how this all plays out. – [Announcer] The journey begins tonight, a much anticipated one
for die-hard Canucks fans. The seventh overall pick from last year’s draft makes his NHL debut. (intense operatic music) Enjoy the future, folks! Here it is right now. Quinn Hughes is gonna make
his way through the door and onto the ice for his first shift with dad Jim and mom Ellen, watching on. (intense music) Horvat wins the draw. (cheering)
And they score! As the puck was thrown on goal. Alex Edler from the blue line. For Hughes, Quinn Hughes
makes a quick dash down the near side, takes
the puck behind the net, banks him to himself, out the near side, Hughes shoots, stopped by Quick. Rebound, they score, Brock Boeser! (crowd cheers) And they’re gonna have to
grab that puck as well, because Quinn Hughes has
his first point in the NHL. (violin music) Pass to Quinn Hughes, cuts in front, Hughes ’round the net. Pettersson, Boeser, stopped
by the sprawling Quick. Got excited, because 43 came
over the boards for round two. (intense music) (crowd cheering) Tried to go five-hole,
Quick denies Quinn Hughes. The ex-king, Tanner Pearson,
who was traded to Pittsburgh earlier this year, wound
up with the Canucks. His chance, in round four. Scores! (crowd cheers) Alex Iafollo will try to keep this going, Demko out to meet him. Canucks win! (violin music) – Special talent, that’s for sure, and he doesn’t look like
he lacks confidence, which you want in your
guys that are skilled and you want them to make plays, and he made a few tonight that
obviously are very exciting. (crowd cheers) – It was surreal to have the Canucks fans support me like that. It was a tremendous night
for me and my parents, and just, I’m really happy to be here. (music fades)


  • Reply Matty Godinez March 30, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    sign Schenn! he is obviously a good person to have around Hughes and he protects our young guys!

  • Reply JeremyCuddles March 30, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Love how Jack was more excited for Quinn getting drafted than Quinn was. Lol. Boy oh boy does Hughes ever look good in the green and blue.

    I am gonna keep it simple he says, first career assist off a beauty play where he banks the puck off the back of the net to himself. Kid is a stud.

  • Reply Braeden March 30, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Welcome to Vancouver Quinn Hughes. Haven't had a skater since him like Pavel Bure. Will be a treat to watch for years to come.

  • Reply hurricane3033 March 30, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    I want to see the nucks win the lottery (like thatll ever happen) and dominate the west with the hughes bros

  • Reply legorocks99 March 30, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    2020 Calder candidate

  • Reply CanucksVid March 30, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    The future is now, folks.

  • Reply Adam A March 30, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Steal of the draft for sure

  • Reply Wojak March 30, 2019 at 10:30 pm


  • Reply EmpireWorldwideTrade March 30, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    is it me, or does Schenn looks HUGHES beside Quinn

  • Reply Nhoj Ogn March 30, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    i feel bad for that other d rookie the picked..ollie…..he hasnt even played a game

  • Reply TheRavensRock March 30, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    I can not wait to see more of Hughes, Pettersson, and Boeser. The future looks good.

  • Reply edward gofsky March 30, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Fantastic Video! As a 3rd generation Vancouver resident i have been praying to the hockey gods to send us a dynamic edge skating #1 PP elite Dman. Welcome to the future folks! The next 5 years with Pettersson,Boeser,Hughes,Horvat will be filled with fantastic high end hockey highlights. If the canucks ever win the stanley cup in the next 5-10 years this will be the beginning of the montage celebration video!

  • Reply Crazy Jedi March 30, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Hughes is good but hockey was made in Canada we Canadians only have one sport we created and it’s r national sport America has invented football baseball etc so why do they play r game.Europeans r fine they don’t really have a sport other than soccer

  • Reply Scott Ryan March 31, 2019 at 12:32 am

    Sweet play by him for his first point, showed off his elite edge work.

  • Reply Sam March 31, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Exciting time to be a Canucks fan

  • Reply seeeLAH1 March 31, 2019 at 1:42 am

    lol whos the negative thumbs down guy?? come on dont be shy

  • Reply Doot Doot March 31, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Man, Shorty's calls were so good. I'm so stoked to have Quinn!

  • Reply B M March 31, 2019 at 2:31 am

    God I hope they sign schenn!!!

  • Reply Random Videos March 31, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Future HOF

  • Reply Danny Green March 31, 2019 at 3:05 am

    I love horvat

  • Reply Dave Tse March 31, 2019 at 4:47 am

    I saw my self in the hand shakes and the rookie lap!!!

  • Reply Don Chu March 31, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Schenn and Hughes look likes a good pair so far. 2 wins. Let's call them "Thunder and Lightning"

  • Reply ilovefriedrice March 31, 2019 at 7:19 am

    holy crap this kid is fasttttt.

  • Reply y68 o n March 31, 2019 at 9:01 am

    He's so awkward

  • Reply Arcticwolf March 31, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    His too small for a defenceman wheres woo baby… he will rock players off there skates

  • Reply Vic Germain March 31, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Incredible player , Vancouver are the future!

  • Reply Aeisern March 31, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    4:58 is that The hockey guy ?

  • Reply Gargamoyel March 31, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    This kid is giving me goosebumps. Super excited for what’s in store for this team. Horvat, Pettersson, Boeser, and now Hughes! Couple more pieces and this team is gonna be rockin’

  • Reply Nxlanfilms March 31, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    2:24 @diamondnhl right on the blue line

  • Reply HD Swizzle March 31, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    As a wings fan, I hoped we’d draft Quinn. He’s an exceptional prospect and dynamic player. Wish him nothing but the best. Hopefully we can get jack and have some family faceoffs.

  • Reply Fazerecker 27 March 31, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Hughes brothers vs tkachuck brothers(not fighting) but skillfully

  • Reply Ryland Upton March 31, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    I'm an avalanche fan but I love this channel. So much insight

  • Reply jamie gill March 31, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    crazy im 99 born and a couple months older than him..

  • Reply DOC March 31, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Not a Canucks fan, but I hope they can pick up little brother. Super exiting team coming up.

  • Reply mojo March 31, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Man his dad is so serious! I love EP40's parents!

  • Reply Kirstin Fahey March 31, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    I love how happy jack was for Quinn

  • Reply Anna Roberts April 1, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Don't be too disappointed if the AVS win 1st overall pick. Seeing Hughes and MacKinnon would be beyond belief.

  • Reply AnotherButt 4chair April 1, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Im just a fan of good hockey, even though Hughes is not in my home team, i gotta say he is more exciting to watch than just being a very fast skater. I think there something to be said for hockey sense, skill, rather just focusing on speed.

  • Reply Pete RK Brooks April 1, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Welcome to mediocrity, Quinn!

  • Reply Stuart McDonald April 1, 2019 at 4:12 am

    All I can say is that he's BETTER be an elite offensive player because at that size, many of his defensive assignments are going to be impossible. Oh yeah, he's going to get hit by the injury bug a lot and when he does you can chalk it up mostly to his size and not to dumb luck. His skating had BETTER live up to the billing because he doesn't have a lot else to fall back on.

  • Reply Stevo Canuck April 1, 2019 at 5:26 am

    this makes me wanna see jack hughes in a canucks jersey even more now

  • Reply lil w April 1, 2019 at 6:10 am


    i swear to god quinn is amazing

  • Reply Luuo73 April 1, 2019 at 6:19 am

    1:32 just melts the heart

  • Reply Phil Heckmuth April 1, 2019 at 6:52 am

    WHAT A DUST!!!

  • Reply MicBergsma April 1, 2019 at 9:37 am


  • Reply RonnyDonny13 April 1, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Gonna be a Norris winner one day and to think his middle bro is even better

  • Reply John Klaw April 1, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Tiny D-man

  • Reply Norwood Kubisiak April 1, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    i love Filip Zadina but boy do i wish the Wings would’ve grabbed this guy in the draft

  • Reply Bret Morin April 1, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    How do you get your face on a building? Be ep40 brockstar boho or hughes

  • Reply Andrew Shevchenko April 1, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Meanwhile Juolevi is in Utica

  • Reply MD Supreme April 1, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Cant wait until Toronto gets him im 2 years

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  • Reply Jesse Tombstone April 2, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Canucks have got some great young talent & their future is looking bright.

  • Reply josh thiessen April 2, 2019 at 2:42 am

    Benning is amazing at drafting except for Virtanen, William nylander was drafted right after him . Watching EP and willie would be a Swedish dream lmfao

  • Reply YeaLogan April 2, 2019 at 3:30 am

    I hear his brother might get drafted this year

  • Reply Neil Macleod April 2, 2019 at 4:33 am

    To small .

  • Reply MrLurkin4life April 2, 2019 at 6:55 am

    As a kings fan im really excited to watch this kid play for years to come. I just hope we can get his brother.

  • Reply PUNKCM61 April 2, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    This guy is gonna be soooooo good for you guys!!!!! Future's bright for your team!

  • Reply Rob James April 2, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    I hope the Red Wings drafting Zadina one pick in front of Hughes was the right pick.

  • Reply misak manoukian April 2, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    kids top notch

  • Reply Avocado April 2, 2019 at 9:38 pm


  • Reply Eznahc April 3, 2019 at 12:21 am

    Generational. Better than Orr.
    Petterson is also best in the world too.
    6 cups in 2 seasons for this team. Bank it.

  • Reply Walker Bass April 3, 2019 at 1:53 am

    "watching what his father did" -What professional leagues are turning in to. Family sports. Disgusting

  • Reply dakruise1 April 3, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Quinn and Jack the new Daniel and Henrik

  • Reply Joel Luke April 3, 2019 at 5:10 am

    The next jake gardiner

  • Reply Carter Reid April 3, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    I watched him at Michigan and I’ll tell you that he’s a coaches nightmare but a fans dream

  • Reply Adam Barna April 4, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Sup Grinnelli

  • Reply POTATO KING April 5, 2019 at 2:19 am

    Hughes; makes the Canucks great again.

  • Reply The Berg April 6, 2019 at 2:30 am

    Still won’t make Vancouver a good team

  • Reply Jordan W. April 6, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Hope he has a fantastic career! Gonna miss him in Ann Arbor.

  • Reply Chris L April 7, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    He's tiny!!

  • Reply rtcharge April 7, 2019 at 10:32 pm


  • Reply KanerTube April 8, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Petterson looked so sad when Hughes got that point

  • Reply Anthony Caruso April 11, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Mrs. Hughes lookin good

  • Reply Sasha Sauber April 16, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    How tall is this kid? He looks so small compared to the other players.

  • Reply Ed Wheeler April 18, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Quinn Hughes. Lol your kidding me right? Pathetic. Lol a real laugh

  • Reply Johnny Ringo April 27, 2019 at 12:16 am

    He’s so tiny….. his damn equipment didn’t even fit

  • Reply Nick Preyma April 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    The Canucks are in good hands for the future. Boeser. Pettersson. Hughes. Demko. Horvat.

    -coming from a Rangers fan

  • Reply DangItzCory April 28, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Lets face it, from the Canucks History, once he becomes a Full Time Main Roster Player for the Canucks people will just forget about Pettersson and overhype him likes hes the face of the Franchise. Lets face it,

    Horvats the most hyped Player until Boeser comes
    Boesers the most hyped Player until Pettersson comes
    and now that this Quinn Hughes kid is here people are gonna overhype him until the next "Big Canucks Prospect" Jumps on the Bandwagon.

    Sorry if I hurt your feelings but thats just how the Fans of this Franchise are kids.

  • Reply brett hughes May 2, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Best offensive D in the draft. Kid is a star.

  • Reply Tony Montana May 15, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    I get the feeling. ever since he was drafted.. THAT HE REALLLY wanted to go to an American Team..
    Detroit, or Chicago.

    also get the feeling his parents arent to fond of him playing for vancouver as our ownership group is 1 of the worst in the whole NHL.
    even his father says @ 2:15 " we will see how this plays out"

    to me that says.. we doubt quinn likes it here.

    its like they doubt living in Vancouver.

    or maybe they are jjust major usa fan boys…

    u do realise the blackhawks has mostly canadian…
    and detroit as well…

  • Reply Helova Shot May 22, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    I love auinn but only thing id want him to work on is his shot power! Its a bit soft and could use some work. If he can improve his accuracy and shot power he would be a a force to be wreaking with

  • Reply Jason N June 7, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Vancouver Canucks is dead. Nobody is watching this team.

  • Reply brett hughes June 13, 2019 at 8:05 am

    I love how giddy Benning and Greener get when talking about him. I can't believe how good our young core is.

  • Reply real Real June 13, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Noah Dobson is better

  • Reply Jake Appleton June 14, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Detroit fucked up passing up on him. BIG TIME! im gutted 🙁

  • Reply Johnny Canuck June 15, 2019 at 5:21 am

    His first practice and he’s already chirpin Brock hahaha

  • Reply Tony Montana June 19, 2019 at 5:35 am

    horvat pettersson boeser hutton stecher virtanen hughes
    I want a HUGHES JERSEY
    im a 31 year old shlum tho,

  • Reply Dorset Deb June 21, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Hughes is jewish. jewish  players have VERY different personalities that mesh well on Wall Street or on Long Island but NOT with Canadian farmboys. Read up on how Matt Schneider and Cammelieri got on with their teammates – TERRIBLY. Schneider is arguably the least popular player in the history of the NHL. shouldn't surprise ppl he is unpleasant

  • Reply dsrevo79 June 25, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Biggest cheer at that draft!!!

  • Reply Hauler24 June 26, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    He needs to improve that body. Dude is entirely too small.

  • Reply Spencer Morrell June 27, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    The Canucks first line is gonna nuts

  • Reply v8 dave June 29, 2019 at 4:33 am

    Will make Good trade bait…

  • Reply No meme June 30, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Overtime 3 on 3, Pettersson, Hughes and Boesser!

  • Reply TheIrishEnigma July 1, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    It's too bad Quinn and Jack are going to be playing in separate conferences, it would have been especially cool to see them competing more face to face in their rookies seasons.

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  • Reply Kay Lou July 8, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Too bad Schenn won't be back

  • Reply Johnny Canuck July 9, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Very fortunate to have been there to witness this kid's first NHL game. Can't wait for next year!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Cpt.Trapper July 20, 2019 at 6:27 am

    “I think I’m just gonna try to keep it simple tonight”

    Skates circles around enemy players easily for his first point

  • Reply TheListening922 July 26, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Aw I miss Schenn now 🙁 He was so good for us in the small amount of time he was with us.

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