Jack Hughes isn’t going to for Team USA in the 2019-20 World Junior Championships, and the Devils have given zero consideration to the idea.

The fact this idea even needs to be explored is silly, but it’s been floated on the vast wilderness that is the internet, so here we are.

To do so, the Devils would need to loan Hughes to the U20 National Team for about three weeks at the end of December and in early January, meaning he would miss NHL games while playing in the tournament.

No chance.