Jack Hughes and Cole Caufield, forwards projected to be selected in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft, each established a record on the same play when the USA Hockey National Team Development Program defeated Green Bay 12-4 at USA Hockey Arena on Friday.
Caufield set the program record for goals with an assist from Hughes that gave him its points record.
"I mean, we were so proud of each other and we just said, 'Congrats,' and it was just a really special moment," Caufield said. "We worked so hard for this; I can't say enough about my teammates."
Hughes, a center who may be the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, had five assists to give him 190 points (60 goals, 130 assists) in two seasons with the Under-17 and Under-18 NTDP teams. He passed center Clayton Keller, now with the Arizona Coyotes, who had 189 points (71 goals, 118 assists) from 2014-16.
"It's really cool and something I wanted to accomplish," Hughes said. "When you first enter the program, it's kind of far-fetched, but after I had a really good U-17 year, it's something that I kind of wanted to do. To finally do it is really cool, and now I want to kind of push the pace and make the record pretty high (the team has six regular-season games remaining)."
Caufield, who played right wing on a line centered by Hughes, scored a career-high six goals to reach 105 and pass forward Phil Kessel (104 goals from 2003-05), now with the Pittsburgh Penguins, for the NTDP lead.