Jack Hughes, the projected No. 1 pick in 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 forward, who is the brother of Vancouver Canucks defenseman prospect Quinn Hughes, the No. 7 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, is a center playing for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program Under-18 team this season. He leads the team with 56 points (13 goals, 43 assists) in 28 games.
In his fifth entry, Hughes recaps the 2019 World Junior Championship. Hughes had four points, all assists, in four tournament games. The United States won a silver medal, losing to Finland in the championship game. Hughes missed three games with an undisclosed injury.