Jack Hughes is pretty excited to now have his teammates all in the same locker room. During training camp, there were so many players that some were put in a secondary locker room. Now, Hughes stall is right next to Taylor Hall and he is excited to lean on Hall in his first pro season.
"It's exciting, it's nice to get in the big room finally and have a stall here. Especially next to Hallsy, a guy I can probably lean on a lot this year. It'll be good this year and I'm sure it'll help me a lot," said Hughes.
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Head coach John Hynes said that Hall was actually the one to request that Hughes' stall is next to his, which Hynes was pretty happy about.
"Taylor really mentioned it, which is a good sign. He said 'hey when Jack comes in, can you put him next to me.' I think Taylor should be a good role model for him. He's gone through a lot of things he'll go through. If you just look at what Taylor's accomplished in his career, first overall pick, being a young player in the league. It's a good mix and hopefully, that helps some conversation and some talk. It's nice to be able to have a young guy play with Taylor and it's even better that he (Hall) requested it," said Hynes.
Now with the guys all in one room, Hughes knows this means the season is right around the corner.
"It's exciting for the group to get in one locker room and start to develop more of a team aspect. For us it's really exciting and shows the season is right around the corner," said Hughes.