from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
He has scored 33 goals in 49 games leading into this weekend’s All-Star festivities. That’s good, but it might not be a number that would grab your imagination considering Jack Hughes is tied for fifth in NHL goal-scoring.
Fifteen goals in the Devils’ past 14 games is more of an attention-grabber, so indeed are the 26 goals Hughes has recorded in 29 games since Thanksgiving.
But even these stats don’t quite tell the story of how special of a season the 21-year-old Hughes is having across the Hudson for the NHL’s most pleasantly surprising team — and yes, they have earned that designation ahead of the second-year Kraken.
No. 86’s world-class skill, creativity and drive have catapulted him into the Hart Trophy conversation that had been a one-line sentence about Connor McDavid and only Connor McDavid before Hughes elevated his game and production week by week by week.
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