Jack Hughes takes ice with Devils for first time at development camp.

  • The 18-year-old playmaking center gave the Devils coaching staff and media a good glimpse of all the skills that made him the No. 1 pick in the draft last month. He buzzed up and down the ice, snapped shots on goal and made passes in tight spots that found open teammates.
  • Of course, it was just a 45-minute practice and there was almost no hitting. But Hughes showed a lot of the talent that many expect to be on display when the regular season opens in October.

“I’m focused and ready to play in the NHL. I want to be successful.”

  • He looked like an NHL player during the first day of drills.

“You know as a coach that it doesn’t come easy because it’s a hard game, but it sure looks like it does for him,” Binghamton Devils coach Mark Dennehy said. “I thought he had a really good session. There was good pace and good tempo throughout and I thought he did a good job.”

 

Devils No. 1 pick Jack Hughes skates at camp

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