Jack Hughes delighted the Devils fans who came out to see him at The Prudential Center. In his first preseason action, the top pick scored a goal.
Of course he did. The new face of the franchise is going to bring smiles to many who bleed red and black in Newark.
Here’s how it looked and sounded courtesy of the Devils website online broadcast as called by professional radio play by play man Matt Loughlin.
It was a power play goal with 2018 first round pick Ty Smith drawing the primary assist with a perfect dish across for the Hughes one-timer that tied the score against the Bruins.
While Hughes will certainly be on the roster as the likely number two center behind Nico Hischier, Smith is vying for a spot on the New Jersey blueline. He nearly made the roster last year after getting drafted. Smith has good potential as a puck moving defenseman with great offensive capability.
The Devils are also playing a split squad game up in Montreal. They were trailing the Canadiens 2-1 at last check. Will Butcher had the lone goal.