August 16, 1965|
Bowdoin, Maine, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
Minnesota North Stars|
San Jose Sharks
1988 NHL Supplemental Draft|
Minnesota North Stars
After playing four seasons at the University of Maine, McHugh made his professional debut with the American Hockey League's Maine Mariners, appearing in one game at the end of the 1987–88 season. His first full season of professional hockey was 1988–89, during which he played in 70 games with the International Hockey League's Kalamazoo Wings and three NHL games with the North Stars.
After two more seasons spent mostly with Kalamazoo, with a few appearances with the North Stars, McHugh joined the expansion San Jose Sharks in the 1991 NHL Dispersal Draft. He appeared in eight games with the Sharks during their inaugural season of 1991–92, and tallied his first and only NHL goal as a Shark. This was his last NHL experience.
Though his NHL career was brief, McHugh became a star in the American Hockey League. In seven AHL seasons with the Springfield Indians and Hershey Bears, he scored 143 goals and added 239 assists. He was awarded the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as MVP of the 1997 Calder Cup playoffs, as he scored nine goals and seven assists while leading Hershey to the AHL Championship.
In his brief NHL career, McHugh appeared in 20 games. His one-goal scored in 1991–92 was his lone NHL point.
He currently lives in Hershey, Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters.
Awards and honors
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||1987|||
|All-Hockey East First Team||1987–88|||
|AHCA East Second-Team All-American||1987–88|||
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||1988|||
- Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (MVP of AHL's Calder Cup playoffs): 1996–97 season
|1983–84||New Hampton School||HS-Prep||21||24||22||46||—||—||—||—||—|
|1984–85||University of Maine||HE||25||9||8||17||9||—||—||—||—||—|
|1985–86||University of Maine||HE||38||9||10||19||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|1986–87||University of Maine||HE||42||21||29||50||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|1987–88||University of Maine||HE||44||29||37||66||90||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||3||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||3||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1990–91||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||6||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||San Jose Sharks||NHL||8||1||0||1||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|Awards and achievements|
| Hockey East Player of the Year
| Winner of the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy