Jack Hughes, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22, is writing a monthly diary this season for NHL.com leading up to the draft. The 17-year-old center, who is the brother of Vancouver Canucks defenseman prospect Quinn Hughes, the No. 7 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, is playing for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program under-18 team and has 56 points (13 goals, 43 assists) in 28 games this season.
In his sixth entry, Hughes talks about his return to the lineup after missing seven games with a lower-body injury and his thoughts on the final stretch of the season.