After learning the elite prospect Luke Hughes suffered a lower-body injury, it was confirmed by sources that the U.S. National Team Development Program star defenseman will miss the rest of the season. The NHL Draft is scheduled for July 23-24, and there is so much to monitor before the No. 1 pick is announced. Check back frequently as we provide analysis from Corey Pronman and Scott Wheeler, and news updates on the draft-eligible players around the world.

Luke Hughes, who suffered a lower-body injury last week, is done for the season, multiple sources confirmed to The Athletic’s Corey Pronman.

The U.S. NTDP star defenseman who is considered a top-seven pick in the industry will miss the All-American Prospects Game and the Under-18 world championships in April, which will be the premier scouting event for the 2021 NHL Draft.