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SportNo. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes signs entry-level contract with Devils

21:15  12 july  2019
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Top pick Jack Hughes skates at New Jersey Devils camp

Top pick Jack Hughes skates at New Jersey Devils camp NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Top draft pick Jack Hughes was a little disappointed on his first night with the New Jersey Devils at their development camp for young players. Sitting around a TV with Joey Anderson, fellow USA Hockey National Team Development Program teammate and Devils' draft pick Patrick Moynihan and Matt Hellickson, Hughes was hoping to see Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays win the All-Star Home Run Derby. Guerrero ran out of gas in the last round and lost to New York Mets' rookie Pete Alonso on Monday night. ''It was a fun event to watch.

Jack Hughes , the No . 1 overall pick of the 2019 NHL Draft by the Devils , skates with the team for the first time at Devils development camp in Newark. He should receive the max salary and bonuses allowed for entry - level deals, like all No . 1 picks receive. Hischier signed his first contract at the

The New Jersey Devils selected phenom center Jack Hughes with the first overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Hughes ' edgework, agility, and change of direction are already elite compared to current NHLers. His top-end speed is a tier or two below Connor McDavid's or Nathan MacKinnon's, but he's

No. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes signs entry-level contract with Devils© Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Jack Hughes is not just another prospect. The New Jersey Devils have released a short video to announce his three-year entry-level contract, which will pay him the maximum amount of salary and performance bonuses. That means his base cap hit will be $925K, though he could earn up to $2.85M more in bonuses depending on how well he acclimates to the NHL.

Hughes, the first overall pick in June’s draft, is going to walk right onto the Devils roster from day one meaning his contract will expire in 2022. The 18-year-old forward should form a dynamic center duo with 2017 first overall pick Nico Hischier who has already developed into a premiere two-way option. The pair should give the Devils a core to build around for the next decade, especially if they can get Taylor Hall (another first overall pick) signed long-term before he hits the unrestricted free agent market next summer.

Hall excited to see Devils adding 'new blood' in Subban, Hughes

Hall excited to see Devils adding 'new blood' in Subban, Hughes The New Jersey Devils have gone a long way in adding significant star power to their roster early in the offseason, pulling off a blockbuster trade for blue-liner P.K. Subban and drafting American phenom Jack Hughes first overall. New Jersey's moves have impressed star forward Taylor Hall, who can't wait to get going with his new teammates. "As a player in the offseason, that's what you want to see," Hall said, per TSN. "It's exciting. We're going to have more than a couple new faces next year. Just injecting some new blood in the team is going to be really good.

Jack Hughes (born May 14, 2001) is an American ice hockey forward currently playing for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Devils defenseman Damon Severson and goalie Mackenzie Blackwood weighed in Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko, plus what the No . 1 overall pick of the 2019 NHL Severson heard things about both players and believes the top pick of the draft will come down to Hughes or Kakko, and both provide

The addition of Hughes should only help that goal, as he has shown himself to be an elite playmaker at every level so far. The 5-foot-11 170-lb Hughes broke several records at the USNTDP, putting up 190 points over his two years there. He has dominated on the international stage at the U18 level and even held his own among NHL competition at the recent IIHF World Championship. Even if he is a tad undersized, his elusive skating and awareness have allowed him to avoid physical contact like other small NHL stars while still finding room to create for himself and his teammates.

It’s not clear exactly where Hughes will start in the New Jersey lineup, but plugging him in along with Wayne Simmonds and P.K. Subban this summer has dramatically changed the look of the Devils. The team still has work to do with several restricted free agents, but without many long-term commitments or bad contracts, they’re set up to turn the corner on their rebuild and start competing for the playoffs again.

Devils sign Simmonds to 1-year, $5M contract.
The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Wayne Simmonds to a one-year, $5-million contract, the team announced Monday. Simmonds is coming off a down season by his standards. He recorded 17 goals and 30 points in 79 games split between the Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators in 2018-19. The 30-year-old has been one of the most productive power forwards over the last decade. He averaged 26.7 goals per season from 2011-12 to 2017-18 while serving as one of the game's most physical players. Simmonds brings more to the table than just his on-ice abilities, though.

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