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BLOG: Hughes Appears on NHL Tonight From Yankees Stadium

Jack Hughes was interviewed live from Yankees Stadium by the NHL Tonight hosts on NHL Network

by Chris Wescott /

Devils 2019 first-overall pick Jack Hughes has had a whirlwind couple of days and found himself touring his soon-to-be home for most of the day today. He appeared on the Devils official podcast, made the media rounds, and, finally, wound up at Yankees Stadium to take in their game against Toronto.

It all started with a flight from Vancouver to New Jersey on a private jet, along with his family and members of the management group.

Video: Hughes on Subban trade as he takes in Yankee game

"It was pretty National League, if you'd ask me," said Hughes. "It was awesome. They've been awesome so far. I'm so lucky and blessed to be able to play for such a great organization. I'm so excited to play for Devils fans for a lot of years."

Hughes said he wasn't very familiar with the area, but after being shown around a bit he's sold on all it has to offer.

"Looking at it now and being around the area, it's so awesome," he said. "I didn't know there's a city in [that area of New Jersey]. Jersey City and Hoboken are awesome. I get to go to the rink tomorrow and it's so close to Manhattan. I'm so excited to be a part of New Jersey and live in this state for a lot of years."

Tweet from @NJDevils: Hockey legend Jack Hughes meets local golf legend Happy Gilmore.

The NHL Tonight crew asked him about his impressions of the team and it sounds like Hughes has a lot of faith the Devils are headed in the right direction.

"I know it's a really good group with a lot of good players," he said. "I think it's a team that made the playoffs two years ago. They, obviously, had a lot of injuries this year. They're a team that's kind of right on the brink and can jump back in the playoffs, especially with the last couple of acquisitions they've made."

Hughes is one of those recent acquisitions and will try his best to make an impact year one. But first comes his introductory press conference on Tuesday and then he says his training will continue beginning Wednesday.

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FEATURE: P.K. Subban Looks to Leave Legacy Both On and Off the Ice

FEATURE: P.K. Subban Looks to Leave Legacy Both On and Off the Ice

by Amanda Stein /

For every big moment P.K. Subban has had on the ice in his NHL career, he has been a part of many bigger, more impactful ones off of it.

No matter the accolades he receives as a hockey player, those are not the ones he necessarily wishes to be remembered by. 

While with both the Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators, Subban made impacts off the ice that have left lasting marks on the two communities. Whether through monetary donations, spending time with underprivileged children, or just stopping on the street to play pick-up hockey with a couple young fans, Subban has done it all. 

Now on to his third NHL team, Subban doesn't appear to be slowing down and is looking forward to finding away to impact New Jersey.  

"When we're able to sit down with the front office and talk about things moving forward, I'm sure it will be definitely some initiative that we're going to get involved in," Subban said over a conference call on Sunday. "Community stuff is always important to me, it's very important to the New Jersey Devils and the organization, so along with not just myself but the rest of the players on the team, it's always a priority to be able to give back in the best way possible."

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BLOG: Hughes' Introductory Press Conference is Tuesday

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The New Jersey Devils, who selected Jack Hughes first overall at Friday night's NHL Draft, will introduce him at a press conference at Prudential Center on Tuesday, June 25 at 11:00 a.m.

The event will be emceed by Kevin Weekes, NHL Network Host/Analyst. Hughes will be joined by Josh Harris, Managing Partner, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment and Ray Shero, Devils Executive Vice President and General Manager.

Following the media event, Hughes will join 40 recent youth hockey graduates from the Devils Learn to Play (LTP) and Girls Only LTP program in a FUNdamental development clinic at Prudential Center's RWJBarnabas Health Hockey House. The New Jersey Devils Learn to Play initiative was developed jointly by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association to offer more families a chance to experience everything that makes youth hockey so rewarding. To date, the Devils LTP has introduced more than 2,500 new players to the sport of hockey.

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PODCAST: Jack Hughes Joins Our Podcast in Episode 8

Devils first-overall pick Jack Hughes discusses joining the organization, the P.K. Subban trade, his family and more

by Chris Wescott /

The eighth episode of our Road to the Draft podcast is our first episode since the draft itself happened. First-overall pick Jack Hughes joined Matt Loughlin and Amanda Stein to discuss several topics, including his thoughts on the trade for P.K. Subban.

"I think that's awesome," Hughes said. "He's, obviously, a bigger-than-life kind of guy away from the rink so I think that will be pretty cool to get to meet him and be on his team but away from the great person he is, he's a Norris Trophy-winning defenseman so he's a high-end player, a number-one D, and a guy who can log 20-plus minutes. To have him on your team, I think that changes kind of the complexion of your team a little bit."

Video: PODCAST | Jack Hughes on the P.K. Subban Trade

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Short Shifts

Coleman dances to 'Old Town Road' at his wedding reception

Devils forward breaks it down with his bride, surprisingly holds his own

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

New Jersey Devils forward Blake Coleman and Jordan Daigle were married at the Four Seasons Resort Club Dallas at Las Colinas on Saturday, but they really took the reception down to the Old Town Road.

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FEATURE: P.K. Subban Wants to Bring a Stanley Cup to New Jersey

"I'm coming to win, I'm not coming for participation," Subban said. "I want a Stanley Cup."

by Amanda Stein @amandacstein /

Anytime P.K. Subban has joined an NHL team, he's always been an 'all-in' kind of guy.

On Sunday, just over 24 hours after being traded to the New Jersey Devils from the Nashville Predators, Subban met with the media on a conference call and was just that, 'all-in'. His excitement was palpable as he spoke about his newest opportunity as he prepares to enter his 11th professional season.

Video: FEATURE | Subban is a Devil

"I'm coming to win, I'm not coming for participation," Subban said. "I want a Stanley Cup."

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DRAFT: Devils Exit 2019 Draft Better For Now and The Future

New Jersey added 11 players to their prospect pool, including a potentially franchise-altering center, and addressed an immediate need on defense

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VANCOUVER, BC - Have New Jersey Devils fans stopped celebrating yet?

Thousands of them gathered outside the Prudential Center on Friday night to cheer on the first-overall pick, but on Saturday the club gave them more reason to keep the party going. This two-day stretch at the 2019 NHL Draft has left the franchise better for both now and for in the future.

Video: DRAFT | Post Day 2 Analysis

Executive Vice President, General Manager/Alternate Governor Ray Shero addressed the latter by stockpiling 11 total prospects with the team's selections in the draft.

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10 TAKEAWAYS: NHL Draft Rounds 2 through 7

Amanda Stein recaps the second day of the 2019 NHL Draft in her 10 Takeaways presented by Ticketmaster

by Amanda Stein /

VANCOUVER, BC - The New Jersey Devils were the talk in Vancouver on Saturday as the second day of the NHL Entry Draft got underway. General Manager Ray Shero made the biggest deal of the day that generated a lot of buzz around Rogers Arena and the NHL. Not only did Shero acquire a roster player, he added to the Devils cupboard with 10 selections on Day Two.

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FEATURE: Devils Drawn to P.K.'s Enthusiasm for Hockey and Life

Ray Shero speaks about what P.K. Subban will be able to add to the Devils both on ice and off it

by Peter Robinson /

VANCOUVER, BC - If there was a moment when P.K. Subban arrived in the collective mindset of his native Canada and its hockey mad population, it was 10 years ago at the World Junior Championship. 

Flush with a roster that included future NHLers John Tavares, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Ellis, Subban helped Team Canada win its fifth straight gold medal at that event. That gold medal victory came with a victory over Sweden, a team that included Erik Karlsson and Victor Hedman. 

In that star-studded tournament - Hedman and Tavares were in an unofficial contest to see who would go No. 1 overall later that spring - it was Subban who stood out above everybody else. Then the property of the Montreal Canadiens, Subban even hugged Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk during the trophy presentation on the ice in Ottawa. 

Video: DRAFT | Subban Trade Analysis

The Ottawa crowd loved it. Teenage hockey players don't typically show such that type of emotion, nor is hugging a rival NHL owner a typical reaction. 

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BLOG: Devils Select Nikita Okhotyuk 61st Overall

Full coverage of the 2019 NHL Draft is on

by Chris Wescott /

VANCOUVER, BC - The New Jersey Devils have selected defenseman Nikita Okhotyuk 61st overall in round two of the 2019 NHL Draft.

The blueliner spent 2018-19 with Ottawa of the OHL, scoring two goals and adding 15 assists in 56 games. 

The Russian-born player is NHL Central Scouting's 55th-ranked North America Skater. He captained Team Russia to a bronze medal at the 2018 Hlinka-Gretzky Cup.

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