Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike McHugh
Left winger Mike McHugh was selected by the Minnesota North Stars with the first pick in the 1988 NHL Supplemental Draft following a successful four-year NCAA hockey career at the University of Maine. In his senior year he was selected as the Player of the Year in the NCAA East region. McHugh played 12 games with the North Stars over the course of three NHL seasons before being claimed by the San Jose Sharks in the 1991 Dispersal Draft. He played eight games for the Sharks in their inaugural season in 1991-92 and recorded the only goal of his 20-game NHL career.

The Hartford Whalers obtained the rights to McHugh in October, 1991 but he was never called upon to play for them. The final six years of his pro career were spent in the AHL with Hershey. The highlight of his career came in 1997 when he was named the MVP of the AHL playoffs in leading Hershey to the Calder Cup championship, beating the Hamilton Bulldogs in five games.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 New Hampton School High-NH 21 24 22 46
1984-85 University of Maine H-East 25 9 8 17 9
1985-86 University of Maine H-East 38 9 10 19 24
1986-87 University of Maine H-East 42 21 29 50 40
1987-88 University of Maine H-East 44 29 37 66 90
1988-89 Minnesota North Stars NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -1
1988-89 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 70 17 29 46 89 6 3 1 4 17
1989-90 Minnesota North Stars NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
1989-90 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 73 14 17 31 96 10 0 6 6 16
1990-91 Minnesota North Stars NHL 6 0 0 0 0 -3
1990-91 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 69 27 38 65 82 11 3 8 11 6
1991-92 San Jose Sharks NHL 8 1 0 1 14 -3
1991-92 Springfield Indians AHL 70 23 31 54 51 11 4 7 11 25
1992-93 Springfield Indians AHL 67 19 27 46 111 11 5 2 7 12
1993-94 Hershey Bears AHL 80 27 43 70 58 11 9 3 12 14
1994-95 Hershey Bears AHL 68 24 26 50 102 6 3 2 5 6
1995-96 Hershey Bears AHL 75 15 42 57 118 5 2 2 4 2
1996-97 Hershey Bears AHL 77 23 45 68 135 23 9 7 16 33
1997-98 Hershey Bears AHL 66 12 25 37 143 -11 7 1 1 2 16
NHL Totals 20 1 0 1 16


Hockey East First All-Star Team (1988)
Hockey East Player of the Year (1988)
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (Playoff MVP - AHL) (1997)
Claimed by San Jose from Minnesota in Dispersal Draft, May 30, 1991. Traded to Hartford by San Jose for Paul Fenton, October 18, 1991.