- Personal Information:
- Full Name: Jack Hughes
- Nicknames: Jacky
- Date of Birth: May 14, 2001
- Age: 22 years
- Birthplace: Orlando, Florida
- Mother: Ellen Weinberg-Hughes
- Father: Jim Hughes
- Siblings: Brothers – Quinn Hughes and Luke Hughes
- Relationship Status: Single
- Career Information:
- Current Team:
- New Jersey Devils (Jersey #86, Position: Center)
- Position: Center
- Jersey Number: #86
- NHL Draft:
- Year: 2019
- Round: 1st
- Pick: 1st overall by the New Jersey Devils
- NHL Debut: September 7, 2019
- Experience: 5 years
- Current Team:
- Physical Details:
- Height: 180 cm (5 feet 11 inches)
- Weight: 80 kg (176 pounds)
- Financial & Contractual Details:
- Duration: 8 years
- Total Value: $64 million
- Annual Salary: $8,000,000
- Net Worth: Approximately $3 million
- Other Details:
- Social Media Handle: @jackhughes on Instagram
Jack Hughes Stats
- Name: Jack Hughes
- Jersey Number: #86
- Position: Center
- Current Team: New Jersey Devils
- Seasons: 5th season with the Devils; drafted first overall in 2019
Abridged Career Statistics:
- Team: New Jersey Devils
- Games Played (GP): 250
- Average Minutes per Game (MIN): 18:45
- Goals (G): 0.36
- Assists (A): 0.53
- Points (PTS): 0.90
- Goals Created per Game (GC): 0.34
- Penalties in Minutes per Game (PIM): 0.14
- Shots (S): 3.18
- Adjusted Goals: 150
- Adjusted Assists: 319
- Adjusted Points: 469
- Adjusted Goals Created: 169
- Total Goals (G): 91
- Total Assists (A): 133
- Total Points (PTS): 224
- Plus/Minus (+/-): -34
- Penalties in Minutes (PIM): 36
- Even Strength Goals (EV): 69
- Power Play Goals (PPG): 22
- Short-handed Goals (SHG): 0
- Game-winning Goals (GVG): 12
- Even Strength Assists (EV): 85
- Power Play Assists (PP): 48
- Short-handed Assists (SH): 0
- Shooting Percentage (SPCT): 11.5%
- Total Shots Attempted (TSA): 1,376
- Time on Ice (TOI): 4,686
- Average Time on Ice (ATOI): 18:44
- Faceoff Wins (FOW): 690
- Faceoff Losses (FOL): 1,277
- Faceoff Win Percentage (FO%): 35.1%
- Blocks (BLK): 82
- Hits (HIT): 47
- Takeaways (TK): 215
- Giveaways (GV): 281
- Shots on Goal (SOG): 794
Jack Hughes is a prominent offensive asset for the New Jersey Devils, showcasing consistent scoring and playmaking skills, while areas such as defensive play and faceoffs present opportunities for further development.
Jack Hughes 2023-24 Profile
Jack Hughes, a 5-11 center, is the franchise player for the New Jersey Devils, the team that drafted him first overall in 2019. He is one of the rising stars of the league who has made a name for himself as an outstanding offensive weapon who can both score or create plays for his teammates.
Hughes is an elite skater who creates an advantage from the moment he touches the puck. He is a rare combination of speed and quickness who can make outstanding plays at high speed. He wasted little time showing how dynamic he can be at the highest level. Being only 22 years old and 5-11, he still needs to improve his physics, which he has already done to a certain point.
Jack Hughes General Information
Jack Hughes was born in Orlando, Florida, on May 14, 2001. His mother is Jewish, his father is Catholic, and Hughes grew up in Toronto, Ontario.
His entire family is involved in hockey. Both his brothers are in the NHL as the older brother Quinn was drafted 7th overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks, while the younger one, Luke, was drafted fourth overall by the Devils in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. Their father, Jim, played hockey at Providence College and was an assistant coach for the Boston Bruins and the director of player development for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
His mother, Ellen Weinberg-Hughes, used to be a versatile athlete playing ice hockey, lacrosse, and soccer at the University of New Hampshire and, in 2012, was inducted into the University of New Hampshire Athletics Hall of Fame. She also played for the United States women’s national ice hockey team and won a silver medal at the 1992 World Championship.
Jack Hughes Background
Hughes was a standout in his early teenage years. He was playing for the Mississauga Rebels of GTHL when he applied for exceptional status to be able to enter the Canadian Hockey League a year early. The application was denied, as it happens most of the time, and he played his final year of the minor career for the Toronto Marlboros, putting up 159 points.
The following season, Hughes was drafted 8th overall by the Mississauga Steelheads in the Ontario Hockey League. While playing for the Steelheads, Hughes kept his commitment and played with the USNTDP for the 2017–18 season, splitting his time between the Under 17 and Under 18 teams. He had a total of 116 points, getting close to the record held by Auston Matthews. After the 2017–18 season, Hughes was awarded the Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year Award as the best American-born player in junior ice hockey.
Jack Hughes NHL Career So Far
Hughes came into the 2019 NHL Draft as the top prospect and, as expected, was selected first overall by the New Jersey Devils.
He recorded his first career point in the seventh game of the season against the New York Rangers, becoming the third-youngest player in Devils history to record a point. Two days later, he recorded his first career NHL goal in a 1–0 win over the Vancouver Canucks. He finished his rookie season with 21 points in 61 appearances for New Jersey.
His playing time was increased by four minutes in his sophomore season when Hughes recorded 31 points in 56 games. After the season, he signed an eight-year, $64 million contract extension with the Devils.
The following 2021–22 season was considered a breakout year for Hughes, even though he missed 17 games early in the season due to a shoulder injury. After returning to action, Hughes was selected to his first NHL All-Star Game, becoming the first player from the 2019 NHL draft class to be selected as an All-Star. After scoring a new career high of 26 goals and 30 assists in 49 games, the season ended on a disappointing note in early April when Hughes sustained an MCL sprain.
Last season, Hughes came on the verge of the 100-point milestone, finishing at 99, with 43 goals and 56 assists, leading the Devils to a team record 56 wins in the season. His 99th point of the season, which also is a franchise record, came with an assist to his brother Luke, who joined the Devils the week before.
Hughes was also nominated for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, an award granted to the player exhibiting the best “sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.”
He made his Playoff debut against the New York Rangers, scoring 8 points in the seven-game series that saw the Devils advancing to the second round for the first time since 2012.
Jack Hughes 2023-24 Season Forecast
The Devils made a huge leap last season despite being losing to the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round of the Playoffs in five games. Hughes is the main reason for the team’s success, and the Devils expect of him to be even better this season.
Hughes has shown improvement every single season, and most importantly, he has gained some muscles, which is his only weak side. Hughes is still only 22 years old, so if he stays healthy, it is just a matter of time before he becomes one of the top 10 players in the league.
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