On Tuesday morning, Jack Hughes was introduced to members of the Devils staff, as well as the media, at a press conference held at the Prudential Center.
"I'm so thankful to be part of the Devils organization," said Hughes, addressing the crowd. "I've been dreaming of going first overall for my whole life when the moment happens the emotions that flow through your body, you can't put into words, so different than what you dream of, it's such a surreal feeling, that night was awesome. Great to celebrate with friends and family this past weekend, once I got to the New Jersey area, it's been a whirlwind tour, going from place to place, having a lot of fun …I'm really excited to be a Devil."
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Hughes has spent the past two days touring the area and the facilities and during the press conference, he spoke about the experience.
"The one thing I've noticed with the Devils is that it's kind of a family," said Hughes. "Everyone I've met and interacted with over the past months has been a really good person, they might be a really good hockey mind and a great ambassador, everyone we've met has been a great person which is awesome. Obviously, the Devils have a rich history and it is a great organization… To work for and play for the people who work in the office and management, I'm really excited to do that for a lot of years to come."