Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pat Hughes
Pat Hughes was selected in the third round of the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, 52nd overall. After three years of playing U.S. college hockey with the University of Michigan, Hughes turned professional with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs in 1976-77. In 77 games he scored 29 goals and 68 points. After another season in Nova Scotia, Hughes got the call from the Montreal Canadiens and dressed for three games in 1977-78. The following year, he managed to play 41 games, scoring nine goals and 17 assists on that year's Stanley Cup champion squad.

Hughes joined the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1979-80 after being traded for goalie Denis Heron. After just over a year with the Penguins, Hughes was dealt to the Edmonton Oilers where he set an NHL record by scoring two short-handed goals 25 seconds apart during a five-goal second period in a game against the St. Louis Blues. Hughes played in Edmonton for four years, which, incidentally, were also the four best seasons of his NHL career, three times surpassing the 20-goal plateau. He also left Edmonton with two Stanley Cup rings from the 1984 and 1985 championship teams.

Hughes also had short stays with the Buffalo Sabres and the St. Louis Blues before finishing his NHL career in 1986-87, playing two games with the Hartford Whalers.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1972-73 Richmond Hill Rams ON-Jr.A 34 20 32 52 93
1973-74 University of Michigan WCHA 38 13 7 20 34
1974-75 University of Michigan WCHA 38 24 19 43 64
1975-76 University of Michigan WCHA 35 16 18 34 70
1976-77 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 77 29 39 68 144 12 2 2 4 8
1977-78 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -2
1977-78 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 74 40 28 68 128 11 5 9 14 24
1978-79 Montreal Canadiens NHL 41 9 8 17 22 +7 8 1 2 3 4
1979-80 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 76 18 14 32 78 -38 5 0 0 0 21
1980-81 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 58 10 9 19 161 -9
1980-81 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -3 5 0 5 5 16
1981-82 Edmonton Oilers NHL 68 24 22 46 99 +21 5 2 1 3 6
1982-83 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 25 20 45 85 0 16 2 5 7 14
1983-84 Edmonton Oilers NHL 77 27 28 55 61 +18 19 2 11 13 12
1984-85 Edmonton Oilers NHL 73 12 13 25 85 -7 10 1 1 2 4
1985-86 Buffalo Sabres NHL 50 4 9 13 25 -6
1985-86 Rochester Americans AHL 10 3 3 6 7
1986-87 St. Louis Blues NHL 43 1 5 6 26 -6
1986-87 Hartford Whalers NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -1 3 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 573 130 128 258 646 71 8 25 33 77


AHL Second All-Star Team (1978) Traded to Pittsburgh by Montreal with Rob Holland for Denis Herron and Pittsburgh's 2nd round pick (Jocelyn Gauvreau) in 1982 NHL Draft, August 30, 1979. Traded to Edmonton by Pittsburgh for Pat Price, March 10, 1981. Traded to Pittsburgh by Edmonton for Mike Moller, October 4, 1985. Traded to Buffalo by Pittsburgh for Mike Moller and Randy Cunneyworth, October 4, 1985. Claimed by St. Louis from Buffalo in Waiver Draft, October 6, 1986. Traded to Hartford by St. Louis for Hartford's 10th round pick (Andy Cesarski) in 1987 NHL Draft, March 10, 1987.
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