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Devils top pick Hughes meets Sandler at Yankees game

Team shares picture of new forward with 'Happy GIlmore' star

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

The No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft met a famous hockey flameout-turned-golfer and hopefully he didn't take any tips on how to improve his skating.

Jack Hughes, whose career with the Devils is just 48 hours old, took in a New York Yankees game where he med legendary comic actor Adam Sandler.

Tweet from @NJDevils: Hockey legend Jack Hughes meets local golf legend Happy Gilmore. pic.twitter.com/klqUdh3VBc

Sandler, of course, starred as the title character in "Happy Gilmore" a 1996 romp where he plays a hockey player with a lethal slap shot but who also can't skate, leading him to a career in golf.

Hughes and Sandler posed for a picture together holding up Hughes' Devils jersey.

Sandler, a native of New Hampshire, famously wore a Bruins jersey in "Happy Gilmore" where he also famously fought Bob Barker, the legendary former host of "The Price is Right."

Video: Yankees welcome No. 1 pick Jack Hughes

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