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Cameron Hughes looking to follow former Providence linemate Karson Kuhlman’s trajectory as next diamond in the rough

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Just seven months ago, Cameron Hughes and Karson Kuhlman found themselves in a similar spot — a pair of rather unheralded forwards looking to make their mark on the Providence Bruins.

Despite their draft status — or lack thereof, in Kuhlman’s case — both he and Hughes (a sixth-round pick for Boston in 2015) let their play speak for itself under Jay Leach’s watch, with the duo combining for 53 points and earning plenty of minutes on the same line through the middle of February. 

Since then, however, both Kuhlman and Hughes’ careers have split off in very different arcs.