The 2019 first overall pick, Jack Hughes, officially made it into the points column on Thursday with an assist against the New York Rangers.
In the second period, Hughes redirected a Matt Tennyson wrist shot that deflected once more off the backside of Miles Wood and into the net.
For a moment, it looked as if the 18-year-old’s deflection was going to result in his first NHL goal, but Wood’s girdle stole the tally from the first overall pick.
Either way, the play gave the Devils a 3-1 lead with a little less than half the game to play. The goal was Wood’s first score of the season.
With his point, the Devils forward became the third-youngest player in franchise history to record a point at 18 years and 156 days.
Hughes’ Devils defeated second overall pick Kaapo Kakko and the Rangers 5-2 for their first win of the season. New Jersey (1-4-2) will the Vancouver Canucks Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. ET, at the Prudential Center.
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