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"They've got a lot of young talent there and a lot of good players" -- Top ranked North American skater by Central Scouting Jack Hughes

by Marc Ciampa /

TORONTO, ON - Jack Hughes is one of the top prospects at the 2019 NHL Draft and was most recently ranked by NHL Central Scouting as the top North American skater available. 

With New Jersey currently holding the third-best chance to score one of the top two picks, it is a possibility that Hughes were to come to the Devils. He was asked about playing there. 

"I think New Jersey is a great spot. It would be a real exciting place. They have a lot of good players there," Hughes began.  

"I know Taylor Hall a bit from skating with him in the summer. He's been a really good guy to me. They've got a lot of young talent there and a lot of good players." 

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Devils head coach John Hynes spent six seasons from 2002 through 2008 as the head coach of the U.S. National Team Development Program, the same program Hughes is now a part of. Hughes have too much familiarity with Hynes, however. 

"I don't know too much about the coach other than he was at the program for awhile. But it's a great spot."

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