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Afternoon Line- Jack Hughes (And I Agree With Him)

I kind of just wish I could fast forward from here to our season opener and get going. So I'm really excited for that moment when I step on the ice at Prudential Center in front of our great fans.

-Jack Hughes of the New Jersey Devils.  Mike G. Morreale has more from Hughes in a Q & A.

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Hype Time

from Michael Traikos at the Toronto Sun,

A dazzling U.S. centre who torched the National Development Program gets chosen No. 1 overall, followed by a hulking Finnish winger at No. 2 who is already dominating amongst men at the pro level.

It looks familiar, doesn’t it? After all, it was only three years ago when Toronto’s Auston Matthews and Winnipeg’s Patrik Laine went 1-2 in the NHL Entry Draft 2016.

On Friday night in Vancouver, a similar scene unfolded on the draft floor of Rogers Arena when the New Jersey Devils chose American centre Jack Hughes with the No. 1 pick and the New York Rangers followed it up by selecting Finland’s Kaapo Kakko at No. 2.

Not to heap too much pressure on the young kids, but their two respective franchises can only hope that they have a similar effect as Matthews and Laine have had on the Maple Leafs and Jets.

It’s obviously a high bar to meet.

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Jack Hughes Goes #1 To The New Jersey Devils

VANCOUVER, BC - The New Jersey Devils have used the first-overall selection in the 2019 NHL Draft to take Jack Hughes from the U.S. National Team Development Program.

Hughes, 18, is a 5-foot-10, 171-pound center who was born in Orlando, Fla. NHL Central Scouting listed him as their top North American Skater in both their midterm and final rankings.

Hughes is coming off a stellar season for the USA U-18 squad. He scored 34 goals and added 78 assists for 112 points in 50 games. He captained the Americans at the U-18 World Junior Championship, scoring nine goals and adding 11 assists in seven games.

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Evening Line- Jack Hughes

"You always dream of being No. 1. You don't dream of being two, three or four when you're a young kid. I want to be the first overall pick."

-Jack Hughes via the CP at TSN.

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Darren Dreger Talks With Quinn And Jack Hughes

Brothers Quinn and Jack Hughes stop by the Dreger Café in Kosice, Slovakia. Jack talks about his transition from the U18 tournament to the WHC and embracing the experience rather than vying for draft status. Quinn touches on his short NHL experience with the Canucks at the end of the regular season, watching his younger brother go down the same path he did, and much more.

Watch the 9 1/2 interview at TSN.

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Video- Quinn And Jack Hughes Today

Just over 2 minutes long.

 

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Video- Jack Hughes Will Soon Be Showcased At The World Junior Championship

via TSN's YouTube channel,

Jack Hughes will be expected to put on a show for the Americans at the World Juniors but before he does, he joins That's Hockey to discuss what it's like to hear so much hype surrounding his name, what a dream it is to have an opportunity to represent his country with his brother Quinn and the heated rivalry the United States has with Canada.

Gino Reda with the Jack Hughes interview.

 

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The Race For Jack Hughes

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

If Hughes, who won't turn 18 until May, goes first, and scouts say it is highly likely he will, Hughes would be the eighth American to be drafted No. 1 overall.

Because of Hughes’ dynamic style, NHL team fan bases are already talking about whether their team will be in the Hughes sweepstakes.

Here is our projection for the teams with the best opportunity to land Hughes:

1. Colorado Avalanche: This is the best possible situation for the Avalanche because they can qualify for the playoffs and end up with the most attractive odds to secure Hughes. Their chance comes from owning the Ottawa Senators’ first-round pick, which was acquired in last season's three-team deal that sent Matt Duchene to Ottawa and Kyle Turris to the Nashville Predators. The Senators, who finished 30th last season, could have given the Avalanche their 2018 pick. But they drafted Brady Tkachuk at No. 4 and will take their chances this season. They will struggle after trading Erik Karlsson and Mike Hoffman.

2. Detroit Red Wings: Because the Red Wings are rebuilding, many Detroit fans are hoping they will be near the bottom of the standings to have a better chance to win the draft lottery. The idea of a Hughes-Dylan Larkin one-two center tandem is appealing. The Red Wings will give considerable playing time to their younger players, such as Larkin, Anthony Mantha, Michael Rasmussen, Tyler Bertuzzi, Andreas Athanasiou and perhaps Filip Zadina, who will start the year in the minors. The Red Wings are still a couple of seasons away from being competitive.

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Dreaming Of The Hughes Brothers In Vancouver

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

While Quinn went seventh overall to the Canucks, Jack is, as we speak, the consensus No. 1 overall pick in 2019.

The Sedins, the best brothers tandem ever to play together in the NHL have retired. The Canucks are expected to finish within trading distance of the No. 1 spot in the draft.If lightning struck once, why not again?...

There is symmetry here, even if much of it exists in the dreamy world inhabited by Canucks fans. They had the Sedins, through Burke’s chicanery at the 1999 draft.

Why not the Hughes brothers as well?

The two combined for a game-winning goal late in a game against Canada early in this Showcase, with Jack setting up Quinn. They have rarely played on the same team in their lives, though there still exists some ‘Sedinery’ between them.

“I think there’s a connection there,” said Team USA coach Mike Hastings. “They both know that the other one is a pretty good player.”

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The Hughes Hockey Family

from Lisa Dillman of The Athletic,

On a recent morning​ in​ early​ July, uber​ NHL​ prospect​ Jack​ Hughes​ was​ on​​ the ice at the Kings’ training facility, at an orientation camp hosted by CAA, the agency that currently advises the family. Weeks earlier, Jack’s older brother, Quinn Hughes, was taken seventh in the NHL draft by the Vancouver Canucks and the defenseman is mulling his future – whether to turn pro or return to the University of Michigan for his sophomore season.

The focus now shifts to Jack, the middle of three sons of Jim and Ellen Weinberg-Hughes, who is projected to go first in the 2019 NHL draft.

The camp in El Segundo was a chance to mix hockey with a bit of Hollywood before it becomes serious again with the World Junior Summer Showcase starting July 28 in Kamloops, British Columbia. Jack relished the chance to get some beach time and try his hand at volleyball on the sand.

“First of all, the weather in California is unreal,” Jack said in an interview with The Athletic. “The ocean, we don’t have that in Michigan or Toronto. Anytime you get the chance to come out here and learn new things, it’s really good. I love watching basketball, so I’d love to meet a guy like LeBron [James].  I love watching him.”

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Video- Too Early To Think About The 2019 NHL Draft?

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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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