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SportDevils sign No. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes

18:01  12 july  2019
18:01  12 july  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The New Jersey Devils selected Jack Hughes with the No . 1 overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft on Friday, June 21, 2019 (6/21/19). Fans gathered outside the

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The New Jersey Devils officially have a new face of the franchise, signing No. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes to a three-year deal Friday.

The Devils signed the 18-year-old center to the maximum three-year, entry-level contract ($925,000 average annual value) and performance bonuses.

The Orlando native has been on the NHL's radar for years during an incredible junior hockey career that saw him win USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year in the 2017-18 season. In the U18 World Junior Championships, he broke Alexander Ovechkin's record for career points, with 32 in 14 games. Hughes led the National Development Team in scoring in 2018-19.

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The Devils selected American center Jack Hughes of the U.S. National Team Development Program with the No . 1 The Devils selected Hughes as the first overall pick of the 2019 NHL Draft on Friday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, picking the talented American center over Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko.

Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko are the two top prospects in the 2019 NHL Draft, and one will be taken by the Devils with the No . 1 overall pick before the second goes to the So what sets Hughes and Kakko apart from the rest of the field, making them the consensus top two picks of the draft?

After spending time in the Devils headquarters, Hughes said he's impressed with the team's culture.

"There's a logo, obviously, but there's a lot that comes with it," Hughes said (via NHL.com). "A lot of responsibility, a lot of things you kind of take with pride. It's really exciting to be a part of the Devils. It's such a tight knit group, tight-knit organization. It's the kind of place where you treat the janitor with as much respect as you do the president. For me, it's a really great organization to be a part of and I'm just excited."

Hughes' older brother, Quinn, plays for the Vancouver Canucks.

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