Jack Hughes RUMORS & NEWS

Jack Hughes

Position C
Height 0'0"
Weight 168 lbs
Birthplace Orlando, Florida
Current Team US National U18
  • Jack Hughes, likely No. 1 pick in 2019 NHL Draft, gets big assist from family

    NHL.com "Patrick Kane isn't convinced the experts are 100 percent accurate in their comparisons between him and Jack Hughes. Evaluators look at Hughes, who is widely projected to be the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, and see essentially the same build, skill set and playmaking ability..." May 20

  • How Jack Hughes built the skill-set that could make him 2019’s No. 1 pick

    Sportsnet "For those who bear the same Team USA crest on their chest, he goes by ‘Jack.’ Maybe ‘Hughesy’ on occasion, or something else in line with hockey’s usual, predictable nickname customs. But to longtime trainer and mentor Dan Ninkovich, the blue-chip talent..." May 10

  • Jack Hughes excited for chance to play for U.S. at World Championship

    NHL.com "Jack Hughes, expected to be the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, said he's excited to learn from some of the best United States-born players at the 2019 IIHF World Championship, which starts in Slovakia on Friday and runs through May 26. "For me, it's all about having a..." May 06

  • USA adds Hughes, Fox, Wolanin for WHC

    TSN "Jack Hughes, Adam Fox and Christian Wolanin were all added to U.S. men's team for the upcoming IIHF World Hockey Championship on Wednesday.  Hughes, the projected No. 1 overall pick in June's draft, is fresh off a dominant showing in the under-18 Worlds in Sweden,..." May 01

  • Likely No. 1 pick Hughes tops Ovi's U18 mark

    ESPN "Jack Hughes, the consensus No. 1 prospect for the 2019 NHL draft, continued his record breaking at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship Sunday. With an assist in the second period of the bronze medal game against Canada, Hughes passed Alex Ovechkin for the most career points at the..." April 28

  • Can Kaapo Kakko take the No. 1 spot from Jack Hughes?

    Sporting News "Draft pundits sure like to accentuate superlatives when it comes to describing a premier prospect, so don't be surprised if you see the same words used over and over again to detail the near-flawless game of 2019 draft stud Kaapo Kakko. A powerful Finnish winger with a natural goal..." April 26

  • Likely No. 1 NHL pick Hughes sets U.S. record

    ESPN "Jack Hughes, the consensus No. 1 prospect for the 2019 NHL draft, had a record-breaking day at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship. Hughes scored three goals and added an assist during a 6-0 win over Finland on Thursday, setting the United States record for career points and tying..." April 25

  • Jack Hughes could be next McDavid, Central Scouting says

    NHL.com "NHL Central Scouting, meeting to determine its final rankings of the top North American skaters and goaltenders for the 2019 draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on June 21-22, offered some insight on the top five North American skaters and No. 1 goalie in its midterm ranking and the No. 1 skater..." April 10

  • Top Prospect Jack Hughes is Aiming for the Stars as Draft Draws Closer

    The Hockey News "The spotlight has been on Jack Hughes for years now. But instead of shying away from the pressure, he has embraced it. Hughes is poised to become the first player to jump directly from the U.S. national team development program to the NHL. This season, Hughes had 23 goals and 86..." April 10

  • Chance to pick Jack Hughes the ultimate prize at NHL Draft lottery

    New York Post "The NHL season is over, and for the Rangers, that means turning their eyes to the NHL Draft. Before getting to make their first pick on June 21 in Vancouver, the Rangers brass will hope for a lucky bounce of the ping-pong balls on Tuesday night, when the league conducts its annual..." April 09

  • Hughes, Kakko in tight race for top spot

    TSN "Appearances can be deceiving. Take for instance, TSN’s Top 15 2019 NHL Draft Rankings, the Lottery Edition. American Jack Hughes is the unanimous No. 1 pick. Ten out of 10 scouts surveyed by TSN this week — on the eve of next week’s (Tuesday, April 9) NHL..." April 04

  • Hughes closing in on NTDP career points record

    NHL.com "Jack Hughes, No. 1 in NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of North American skaters eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft, will try to set the career record for points with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program this weekend. The 5-foot-10, 168-pound center has 185 points..." March 14

  • NHL Draft Lottery to be held April 9

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2018-19 NHL regular season will come to a close in less than a month, and over the next few weeks the playoff hopes of many teams will fizzle out and their eyes will turn to the draft lottery in hopes of winning the chance to select either Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko. For the last..." March 14

  • Jack Hughes is the 'generational' talent who NHL teams are swooning over

    USA Today "There’s a picture in Jack Hughes’ bed room of Pavel Datsyuk, captioned, “To Jack, see you in NHL!” Datsyuk, the former Detroit Red Wings star, knew what he was writing. Jack Hughes has been the favorite to go first overall in the 2019 NHL entry..." March 03

2018-2019 NHL Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Devils Jack Hughes US National U18
2 Rangers Kaapo Kakko TPS
3 Blackhawks Kirby Dach Saskatoon Blades
4 Avalanche* Vasili Podkolzin SKA-1946 St. Petersburg
5 Kings Dylan Cozens Lethbridge Hurricanes
6 Red Wings Bowen Byram Vancouver Giants
7 Sabres Philip Broberg AIK / Allsvenskan
8 Oilers Alex Turcotte University of Wisconsin
9 Ducks Matthew Boldy Boston College
10 Canucks Trevor Zegras US National U18


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