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Jack Hughes will wear number 86 with the New Jersey Devils, the team unveiled today

by Chris Wescott / NewJerseyDevils.com

Jack Hughes walked into the Devils locker room at the Prudential Center on Tuesday morning for the first time and saw his name on the back of a jersey hanging in a stall. 

The jersey had the number 86 on it, which brought a smile to the 2019 first-overall pick's face. It's a number he wore before in midget hockey with Toronto.

Tweet from @NJDevils: Nothing like seeing your @NHL jersey for the first time.Jack Hughes will wear #86 for the #NJDevils. pic.twitter.com/LLyjl87UTH

It's also double the number 43 he's worn for Team USA and contains the Hughes' family number 6.

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