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.
Jack gets his first NHL point. He redirects the Matt Tennyson offering, prior to the puck deflecting off of Miles Wood and past Alexandar Georgiev for the goal.
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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.
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With his point, the Devils forward became the third-youngest player in franchise history to record a point at 18 years and 156 days.
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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.