The Port Moody Panthers announced today that they have acquired forward Kai Hughes and future considerations from the White Rock Whalers in exchange for forwards Jayson Beauregard and Dawson Ignatieff.
Hughes, 17, has appeared in 10 games this season with the Whalers. He also attended main camp with the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League earlier this year and was one of 22 forwards to play in their intra-squad game.
The 6’2″, 180-pound forward spent the 2020-21 season with the Whalers, getting into three games as a 16-year-old. Hughes, who’s from Vancouver, was also an affiliate player with White Rock in 2019-20.
That season, he was rostered with the Vancouver Thunderbirds Minor Hockey Association U18 Tier 1 team as well as being an affiliate for the Greater Vancouver Canadians U18 squad. Hughes played three games for the Canadians as an AP.
Beauregard, 20, spent the last three seasons with the Panthers and was captain for the past two. Over the course of his career in Port Moody, the Burnaby product posted 25 goals and 47 points in 53 games.
Ignatieff was acquired by the Panthers from Kerry Park of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League for future considerations before being moved to the Whalers. The 19-year-old from Pitt Meadows has 13 points in 35 career PJHL games with Aldergrove.
Hughes is expected to make his debut with the Panthers on Friday as they visit the Abbotsford Pilots.