Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brent Hughes
Brent Hughes was born June 17, 1943 in Bowmanville, Ontario. A graduate of the Toronto Marlboros of the MTHL, Hughes went on to play parts of three seasons in the OHA-Jr. with Toronto and St. Catherines before making his professional debut with the EHL's New Haven Blades in the fall of 1963.

A steady defenceman with offensive instincts, Hughes joined the CPHL's Minneapolis Bruins in 1964 and was soon after claimed by Detroit from Boston in the 1965 Reverse Draft. After a year in Minneapolis, Hughes joined the CPHL's Memphis Wings and spent the better part of two years with the club before joining the AHL's Pittsburgh Hornets during the 1966-67 season.

In the summer of 1967, the Los Angeles Kings claimed Hughes in the Expansion Draft and he went on to play parts of three seasons with the team while seeing some action with the team's AHL affiliate in Springfield. Following a three year stint with Los Angeles, Hughes was dealt to the Philadelphia Flyers in the spring of 1970. Over the course of the next three seasons, Hughes spent time with the Flyers and the AHL's Quebec Aces and Baltimore Clippers before moving on to his third NHL team, the St. Louis Blues in the early stages of the 1972-73 season.

Hughes went on to play only ten games with the Blues before being traded to the Detroit Red Wings during the 1973-74 season. In 1974, the Kansas City Scouts claimed Hughes in the Expansion Draft and one year later the Bowmanville, Ontario native joined the WHA.

Originaly drafted by the New York Raiders in the 1972 WHA General Player Draft, Hughes made his WHA debut with the San Diego Mariners in 1975 after the New York-New Jersey franchise relocated in 1974. Hughes went on to play two seasons with San Diego before signing as a free agent with the Birmingham Bulls in the summer of 1977, after the San Diego franchise folded.

After parts of two seasons with the Bulls, Hughes joined the AHL's Birmingham Dusters during the 1978-79 season before playing one last year in 1979-80 with CHL's Cincinnati Stingers.

Throughout his career, Brent Hughes played 435 NHL games, scoring 15 goals and adding 117 assists for 132 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1959-60 Toronto Midget Marlboros THL
1959-60 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 16 0 1 1 4
1960-61
1961-62 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 41 1 7 8 46 6 1 1 2 6
1962-63 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 50 9 18 27 78
1963-64 New Haven Blades EHL 53 6 25 31 100 5 0 1 1 0
1964-65 Minneapolis Bruins CPHL 68 2 16 18 79 5 2 0 2 13
1965-66 Memphis Wings CPHL 70 4 21 25 50
1966-67 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 5 2 4 6 4
1966-67 Memphis Wings CPHL 52 3 15 18 49 7 0 2 2 6
1967-68 Los Angeles Kings NHL 44 4 10 14 36 +15 7 0 0 0 10
1967-68 Springfield Kings AHL 25 5 14 19 30
1968-69 Los Angeles Kings NHL 72 2 19 21 73 -16 11 1 3 4 37
1969-70 Los Angeles Kings NHL 52 1 7 8 108 -33
1969-70 Springfield Kings AHL 3 0 0 0 10 12 0 3 3 51
1970-71 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 30 1 10 11 21 -6 4 0 0 0 6
1970-71 Quebec Aces AHL 25 4 20 24 34
1971-72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 63 2 20 22 35 +6
1971-72 Baltimore Clippers AHL 10 2 4 6 6
1972-73 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 29 2 11 13 32 -8
1972-73 St. Louis Blues NHL 8 1 1 2 0 +1
1973-74 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1973-74 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 1 21 22 92 -28
1974-75 Kansas City Scouts NHL 66 1 18 19 43 -51
1975-76 San Diego Mariners WHA 78 7 28 35 63 10 1 5 6 6
1976-77 San Diego Mariners WHA 62 4 13 17 48 7 1 4 5 0
1977-78 Birmingham Bulls WHA 80 9 35 44 48 5 0 0 0 12
1978-79 Birmingham Bulls WHA 48 3 3 6 21
1978-79 Binghamton Dusters AHL 8 1 2 3 8
1979-80 Cincinnati Stingers CHL 11 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 435 15 117 132 440 22 1 3 4 53


Claimed by Detroit (Springfield-AHL) from Boston in Reverse Draft, June 9, 1965. Claimed by Los Angeles from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles for Mike Byers, May 20, 1970. Selected by NY Raiders (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to St. Louis by Philadelphia with Pierre Plante for Andre Dupont and St. Louis' 3rd round pick (Bob Stumpf) in 1973 Amateur Draft, December 14, 1972. Traded to Detroit by St. Louis for cash, October 27, 1973. Transferred to San Diego (WHA) after New York-New Jersey (WHA) franchise relocated, April 30, 1974. Claimed by Kansas City from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Birmingham (WHA) after San Diego (WHA) franchise folded, June, 1977.
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