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Get To Know Jack Hughes

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

Jack Hughes is a 16-year-old already with a history of 'wow'-quality offensive production that has him fast-tracking toward becoming the No. 1 pick in 2019.

Last season, the Florida-born center netted 58 goals and 159 points in 80 games playing for the Toronto Marlboros midget team.

This season, he has posted 53 points in 26 games for Team USA in the United States Hockey League. He’s sixth in the league scoring race.

The five players above him are 18-20 years old, and each of them has played at least 21 more games than him

.“By next year, there is no telling where he could be,” said former Calgary Flames general manager Craig Button, now a draft expert for TSN-Canada. “I only know this – I can’t wait until he gets on the ice. I think he’s one of the most exciting players I’ve seen in a long time.”

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