Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Howie Hughes
Right-winger Howie Hughes spent parts of three years with the Los Angeles Kings in the late 60s. In addition to his relatively short NHL career, he put up impressive numbers in four different minor leagues.

Born in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Hughes starred with the hometown Canadians of the MJHL. In 1959-60 he enjoyed a fine rookie season as a pro with 35 goals for the St. Paul Saints of the IHL. He continued to produce as a minor league for several years and was placed on the WHL second all-star team after helping the Seattle Totems win a championship in 1967.

In June 1967, Hughes was claimed by the LA Kings in the Expansion Draft and was a decent two-way worker for nearly three years. His best season was 1968-69 when he scored 16 goals playing on a line with Howie Menard and Bob Wall. In 1970-71, Hughes began a five-year stretch in the minors before retiring in 1975. The high point in this stage of his career was being placed on the WHL first all-star team after scoring 41 goals for the Portland Buckaroos in 1973-74.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1955-56 St. Boniface Braves MAHA
1955-56 St. Boniface Canadiens MJHL 1 0 0 0 0
1956-57 St. Boniface Canadiens MJHL 21 9 13 22 0 3 0 0 0 0
1957-58 St. Boniface Canadiens MJHL 30 18 15 33 26 12 4 6 10 4
1957-58 St. Boniface Canadiens M-Cup 9 1 1 2 2
1958-59 St. Boniface Canadiens MJHL 27 10 18 28 35 6 1 2 3 14
1958-59 Winnipeg Braves M-Cup 16 8 5 13 10
1959-60 St. Paul Saints IHL 68 35 44 79 33 13 5 8 13 12
1960-61 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 68 12 23 35 26
1961-62 Seattle Totems WHL 64 17 22 39 22 2 0 2 2 2
1962-63 Vancouver Canucks WHL 40 5 10 15 12 7 0 0 0 2
1963-64 St. Paul Rangers CPHL 66 30 34 64 37 8 1 3 4 2
1964-65 Vancouver Canucks WHL 67 24 26 50 26 5 0 0 0 2
1965-66 Vancouver Canucks WHL 65 37 35 72 24 7 3 2 5 0
1966-67 Seattle Totems WHL 70 26 45 71 27 10 6 5 11 4
1967-68 Los Angeles Kings NHL 74 9 14 23 20 +1 7 2 0 2 0
1968-69 Los Angeles Kings NHL 73 16 14 30 10 -3 7 0 0 0 2
1969-70 Los Angeles Kings NHL 21 0 4 4 0 -6
1970-71 Springfield Kings AHL 2 0 1 1 4
1970-71 Denver Spurs WHL 62 19 21 40 19 5 2 2 4 8
1971-72 Seattle Totems WHL 71 17 29 46 26
1972-73 San Diego Gulls WHL 68 23 25 48 23 6 4 1 5 2
1973-74 Portland Buckaroos WHL 75 41 36 77 22 10 3 4 7 2
1974-75 Seattle Totems CHL 48 11 15 26 16
NHL Totals 168 25 32 57 30 14 2 0 2 2


WHL Second All-Star Team (1967)
WHL First All-Star Team (1974)
Traded to Vancouver (WHL) by Winnipeg (WHL) for cash, June, 1961. Traded to Seattle (WHL) by Vancouver (WHL) with Don Bambaruk for Emile Gillies, October 22, 1961. Traded to Vancouver (WHL) by Seattle (WHL) with Don Bambaruk for Emile Gillies, October 18, 1962. Claimed by Los Angeles from Montreal in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Loaned to Denver (WHL) by Los Angeles for cash, November, 1970. Claimed by San Diego (WHL) from Los Angeles (Seattle-WHL) in Reverse Draft, June, 1972.