While Hughes hasn’t lit the world on fire with his play, he’s quietly having another stellar season. Through 15 games this young NHL season, Hughes has 5 goals and 10 assists for 15 points. That includes this stellar goal on Saturday night against the Arizona Coyotes that gave them a 2-1 lead. Hughes is good for a point per game. He’s had some really good performances, with six multi-point games this season.
Sure, he’s had a few challenging games early this season regarding finishing up on chances. His shot percentage has dropped from 15.8% last season to this year, just a mere 7.4% this, and he’s still maintaining a point per game.
While he has had the benefit of playing on a life with Bratt, he’s also playing primarily with Eric Haula. While Haula has been solid for the Devils and a stellar faceoff guy, he’s been hampered in the offensive end. As you probably know, he’s yet to score a goal this season. But Jack keeps putting up the numbers, with another two assists in the thrilling overtime win vs. Ottawa.
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In short, don’t worry about Jack Hughes. He is a special player and will heat up eventually. The finer points of his game will return to him, and this team will be all the better.