|Born|| 3 July 1984,|
Springvale, VIC, Australia
| 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)|
190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
| AIHL team|
| Melbourne Ice|
Pensacola Ice Flyers
Hughes first played for the Cowichan Valley Capitals in the British Columbia Hockey League in the 2000-01 season. For the start of the 2002-03 season he moved to the Trail Smoke Eaters of the same league where he played for two seasons. Following the end of the 2003-04 season Hughes returned to Australia and joined the Melbourne Ice of the Australian Ice Hockey League but didnt play a single game during the entire 2004 AIHL season. Hughes rejoined the Cowichan Valley Capitals to compete in the 2004-05 season and then following the end of the season again returned to Australia to play for the Melbourne Ice.
Following the end of the 2005 season in Australia Hughes joined The College of St. Scholastica's ice hockey team who compete in NCAA's Division III. He continued to play for St. Scholastica and the Melbourne Ice until the end of the 2007 AIHL season. Hughes completed his 2007-08 season with St. Scholastica but didnt return to Australia to play for the Ice. In 2008 he started his fourth season with St. Scholastica. Following the end of the season Hughes was picked up by the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the Southern Professional Hockey League where he played 39 games in the 2009-10 season before returning to Australia to rejoin the Ice for the start of the 2010 AIHL season.
Hughes was first called up to represent Australia in 2000 where he joined the national under-20 team to compete at the 2000 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. In 2004 Hughes moved up to the national senior team to compete at the World Ice Hockey Championships. In 2011 Hughes represented Australia for the sixth time at the World Ice Hockey Championships. During the championships Hughes recorded the most goals and points and was named the top forward for the 2011 Division II Group A tournament.
|Competitor for Australia|
|Ice Hockey World Championships|
|Bronze||2004 Jaca||Division II Group A|
|Silver||2005 Zagreb||Division II Group A|
|Bronze||2006 Auckland||Division II Group B|
|Silver||2007 Seoul||Division II Group B|
|Gold||2008 Newcastle||Division II Group B|
|Gold||2011 Melbourne||Division II Group A|
- Regular season and playoffs
|2000-01||Cowichan Valley Capitals||BCHL||45||6||5||11||17||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002-03||Trail Smoke Eaters||BCHL||56||8||20||28||128||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003-04||Trail Smoke Eaters||BCHL||50||16||13||29||172||8||1||1||2||15|
|2004-05||Cowichan Valley Capitals||BCHL||56||19||24||43||161||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005-06||College of St. Scholastica||NCAA III||26||6||6||12||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006-07||College of St. Scholastica||NCAA III||28||6||11||17||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007-08||College of St. Scholastica||NCAA III||22||0||4||4||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008-09||College of St. Scholastica||NCAA III||24||1||4||5||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009-10||Pensacola Ice Flyers||SPHL||36||9||11||20||90||3||0||1||1||13|
|2000||Australia U20||2000 IIHF World U20 Championship Pool D||4||1||2||3||6|
|2004||Australia||2004 IIHF World Championship Division IIA||5||3||4||7||10|
|2005||Australia||2005 IIHF World Championship Division IIA||5||3||3||6||14|
|2006||Australia||2006 IIHF World Championship Division IIB||5||5||0||5||0|
|2007||Australia||2007 IIHF World Championship Division IIB||4||4||5||9||8|
|2008||Australia||2008 IIHF World Championship Division IIB||3||0||0||0||0|
|2011||Australia||2011 IIHF World Championship Division IIA||4||7||4||11||4|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Joseph Hughes. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on 2011-05-11.
- ↑ 2000 IIHF World Junior U20 Championship Pool D Player Statistics. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2011-05-11.
- ↑ 2004 IIHF World Championship Div II Group A. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2011-05-11.
- ↑ Goal Scoring Leaders. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2011-05-11.
- ↑ Scoring Leaders. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2011-05-11.
- ↑ Best Players Selected by the Directorate. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2011-05-11.
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