The New Jersey Devils had a huge watch party on Friday night.
Rather, they had a Hughes watch party.
Fans turned up in droves to watch their team select American forward Jack Hughes with the first pick of the 2019 NHL Draft.
The scene outside Prudential Center was something to see after Hughes' name was called.
Things were pretty crowded long before the Devils picked their new franchise forward.
Hughes was long expected to be the first pick according to NHL.com's Mock Drafts, but there was some light debate among fans about Finnish forward Kaapo Kakko, who went second to the New York Rangers.
One fan, as the Devils pointed out on Twitter after the pick was made, was really excited for the team to take Hughes. If the Devils were going to pick a different player, it wouldn't be for lack of reminders via social media. Take a look at this:
Hughes, for his part, was pretty pumped up as well.
Hey, sometimes you just have to give the fans what they want.
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