Toronto Marlboros '99-born defenseman Quinton Hughes has verbally committed to play college hockey Michigan:
Hughes is a smaller, puck-moving defenseman. Sean LaFortune, head scout for Ontario-based scouting service TheScout.ca described Hughes thusly:
Hughes is a quick, cerebral defender, plays a possession style with soft hands. One of the smartest defenders in the age group.— Sean Lafortune (@SeanLafortune) January 29, 2015
Hughes is the son of Jim Hughes, who played college hockey at Providence, and currently works in the Toronto Maple Leafs front office as Director of Player Evaluation.
Though he's currently playing in Ontario, Hughes has American citizenship through his parents, which would make him eligible to play for the NTDP or in the USHL next season.