Ben Kuzma: Mature Quinn Hughes will help map out his contract future

Toronto Sun
Ben Kuzma: Mature Quinn Hughes will help map out his contract future
Ben Kuzma: Mature Quinn Hughes will help map out his contract future

Speed and smarts are the separators. They could allow 18-year-old Quinn Hughes to transition to the NHL this fall after just one NCAA season. And while the Vancouver Canucks would welcome a dynamic, puck-rushing defenceman, who can change the tempo of the game, there are many moving parts to making it happen. The best part is Hughes. He's all in on taking on the next challenge — he will even be involved in contract talks — but is wary that few make the NHL leap at age 18. Aaron Ekblad was already a 6-foot-4 beast when he did that in 2014. The Calder Trophy winner had 39 points (12-27) for the Florida Panthers, but the rapidly changing game could allow the 5-foot-10 Hughes to excel. “My skating

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