Jack Hughes RUMORS & NEWS

Jack Hughes

Position C
Height 0'0"
Weight 168 lbs
Birthplace Orlando, Florida
Current Team US National U18
  • Jack Hughes, Devils make it official with three-year contract

    New York Post "The Devils inked No. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes to an entry-level contract on Friday morning, a three-year pact carrying an annual average value of $3.775 million. The deal carries a $925,000 annual salary with $2.85 million in bonuses, making the pact worth a total of $11.325..." July 12

  • Where do Jack Hughes, Kaapo Kakko fit in respective lineups?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The top two picks from the 2019 NHL Entry Draft have both signed their entry-level contracts. Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko signed his deal with the New York Rangers on Thursday, while American center Jack Hughes inked his contract with the New Jersey earlier this morning. Barring an..." July 12

  • Jack Hughes takes ice with Devils for first time at development camp

    NHL.com "Jack Hughes appears right at home at his first development camp with the New Jersey Devils. The No. 1 pick of the 2019 NHL Draft arrived Monday evening and took part in practice Tuesday. The 18-year-old center exhibited confidence in his game, made a few special plays and never..." July 10

  • Devils’ Jack Hughes receives number for rookie season

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jack Hughes has his number. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft will rock the 86 jersey for the Devils in his rookie season, the first player to ever don that number in franchise history. The team announced the decision in a video on..." June 25

  • Taylor Hall extension might be easier for Devils with Jack Hughes, PK Subban on board

    NHL.com "The New Jersey Devils believe adding Jack Hughes with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft on Friday and P.K. Subban in a trade Saturday will provide them additional leverage as they try to sign Taylor Hall to a contract extension. General manager Ray Shero said he plans to wait until..." June 23

  • Devils select US-born Jack Hughes with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft

    USA Today "The New Jersey Devils drafted Jack Hughes with the top pick Friday night, making him the eighth American to go No. 1 overall. Hughes, 18, was considered the No. 1 prospect from the start of the season until the finish, but in the second half of the season, many NHL scouts said Hughes..." June 21

  • Jack Hughes sees self, Kakko being linked like Ovechkin, Crosby ahead of Draft

    NHL.com "Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko, expected to be the first two picks in the 2019 NHL Draft, met off the ice for the first time Thursday. But Hughes knows it won't be the last time they're viewed together if the New Jersey Devils select him with the No. 1 pick and Kakko goes No. 2..." June 21

  • Jack Hughes ready for rest after busy year

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been a pretty busy year for Jack Hughes as the 2019 NHL Draft approaches (June 21-22; NBCSN). The projected No. 1 overall pick played 74 games between the USA U-18s and U.S. National Team Development Program, as well as seven games at the U-18 World Championship, four games..." June 04

  • NHL draft history isn’t totally on Devils and Jack Hughes’ side

    New York Post "This reminds me of the John Tavares draft year, when Garth Snow refused to divulge whom the Islanders would select with the first-overall pick — the general manager for some reason attempting to inject drama into the 2009 proceedings even though No. 91 was clearly rated ahead of both Matt..." June 03

  • Likely No. 1 pick Jack Hughes skipped fitness testing at NHL combine

    Yardbarker "Saturday is the last day of the NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo, New York, with fitness testing, final measurements and media availability for all invitees. An unexpected omission from the fitness testing portion though was none other than presumptive No. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes. Hughes was..." June 01

  • Projected top pick Jack Hughes: 'You don't dream of being No. 2'

    NHL.com "Jack Hughes said it would be a "dream come true" to be the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft on June 21. "It would be unbelievable to be chosen No. 1," the 18-year-old center said Friday. "I mean, you always dream of being No. 1 ... you don't dream of being..." June 01

  • 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


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