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 Twitter.
Hughes may very well rock the jersey at Prudential Center many times throughout his rookie season. Though he is young (18 years old) and his frame needs some work (5-foot-10, 171 pounds), those who worked with him believe he has what it takes to play in the NHL right away.