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Drafting Luke Hughes Is An Option For The Detroit Red Wings

07/09/2021 at 9:00am EDT

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The Detroit Red Wings passed up the opportunity to draft Quinn Hughes in 2018, and he has since emerged as one of the top, young defensemen in the NHL.

The Red Wings might have a chance to select his brother, Luke, on July 23 during the first round of the draft.

Luke is a 6-2, 184-pound left-shooting defenseman who played for the U.S. National Team Development Program in Plymouth and is the third Hughes brother who likely will be drafted in the top 10. Quinn was selected No. 7 by Vancouver, a year before Jack, a center, went No. 1 overall to New Jersey.

“(Luke) Hughes is a dynamic defenseman who takes control of the play with his exceptional skating and smarts,” Dan Marr, director of NHL Central Scouting, said. “He has a quick read-and-react game and moves ultra-quick to gain the advantage and be on top of plays. Competes with his size and contributes responsibly in any situation. Capable of being a difference-maker.”

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