Jack Hughes
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New Jersey Devils rookie Jack Hughes didn’t waste any time, scoring a breakaway goal on Henrik Lundqvist 34 seconds into the game.

Jack Hughes might be a problem this year. Of course, it’s just preseason, but the New Jersey Devils rookie netted a pretty goal on Henrik Lundqvist on Friday night.

The No. 1 overall pick’s early goal put the New York Rangers on their heels. Not to mention, Hughes made a statement against Lundqvist, a Hall of Fame player twice his age.

This was his third goal of the preseason. Sure, this is only preseason, but it’s easy to see that Hughes’ has the “it” factor all superstars have. He clearly has all the tools and could lead the Devils into a new era of success.

After a disappointing 2018-19 season, the Devils are poised to return for a return to the playoffs. In addition to Hughes, the Devils acquired P.K. Subban and Nikita Gusev this offseason.

A bounce-back season from Taylor Hall would be huge for the Devils as well. After all, he won the Hart Memorial Trophy in 2018 and becomes a free agent at the end of the season. He has all the talent and motivation he needs to have a big year.

In fact, Hall scored a power-play goal in his first period of the preseason. Who delivered the assist, you ask? None other than Jack Hughes.

Devils fans have a lot to be excited about going forward. There is so much talent in Newark right now. For what it’s worth, the Devils appear to be developing good chemistry on the power play.

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