CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Stratford PEI native Simon Hughes has signed with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and will join the team immediately following his departure from Mount Charles Academy. 


Hughes was a 2020 second-round draft pick of the Sea Dogs and played with the Charlottetown Knights of the NB/PEI Major U18 Hockey League last season where he recorded 42 points in 32 games played. Prior to his year with the Knights, Hughes suited up for the Kensington Wild in 2018 and played his Major U15 AAA career with the Eastern Express here on PEI. 


The 16-year old was also a member of Hockey PEI’s High-Performance Program being rostered to both the U14 and U15 teams which competed at the Atlantic Challenge Cup in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Most notably, Hughes was also named to the 2019 Team PEI Canada Winter Games team which competed in Red Deer Alberta and was expected to compete for Hockey PEI at the QMJHL’s U16 Gatorade Challenge before it was canceled due to the ongoing pandemic. 


Hockey PEI wishes to congratulate Simon on his recent signing and hopes for nothing but success for the remainder of the season. 



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Tanner Doiron

Manager, Hockey Operations & Communications