farmhand has been arrested on first-degree criminal sexual act and third-degree criminal sexual act charges filed in Albany. The 21-year old Hughes, acquired by the Islanders from Carolina in August and playing infrequently for the Sound Tigers, was arrested after Bridgeport’s game on Wednesday.
Hughes, who is from the Toronto area, starred with the Kingston Frontenacs a few years back and was a fourth-round pick of the Hurricanes in 2006. He has played sparingly so far in his AHL career, but did play in Albany in 2007-08 and 2008-09 which would appear to be tied to what's happened here.
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