Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jack Hughes
Defenceman Jack Hughes spent parts of two seasons with the Colorado Rockies in the early 80s. During a relatively short career he enjoyed most of his success as an amateur and in the Central Hockey League.

Born in Somerville, Massachusetts, Hughes was chosen 142nd overall by the Rockies in 1977 after he was named to the ECAC first all-star team after a stellar freshman year at Harvard University. He returned to school for two more seasons and made the conference second all-star unit in 1978.

The young blueliner split the 1979-80 season between the US national team and the CHL's Fort Worth Texans. The next year he was a steady worker as an NHL rookie with Colorado after starting the year in the minors. Hughes retired in 1982 after playing eight games for the Rockies and scoring 32 points in Fort Worth.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1976-77 Harvard Crimson ECAC 26 5 16 21 16
1977-78 Harvard Crimson ECAC 23 8 19 27 33
1978-79 Harvard Crimson ECAC 25 3 29 32 51
1979-80 United States Nat-Tm 49 3 15 18 62
1979-80 Fort Worth Texans CHL 29 1 7 8 70 15 1 11 12 40
1980-81 Colorado Rockies NHL 38 2 5 7 91 -22
1980-81 Fort Worth Texans CHL 27 1 7 8 36 5 0 5 5 16
1981-82 Colorado Rockies NHL 8 0 0 0 13 -7
1981-82 Fort Worth Texans CHL 65 7 25 32 158
NHL Totals 46 2 5 7 104


ECAC First All-Star Team (1977)
ECAC Rookie of the Year (1977)
ECAC Second All-Star Team (1978)
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