NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The Devils introduced No. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes to New Jersey on Tuesday - even though he is already sharing the spotlight.
The Devils have given notice they might be re-emerging as a contender with an encouraging draft and the stunning acquisition of six-time All-Star defenseman P.K. Subban. It has all gone a long way in turning pessimism into optimism for a team that finished with the league's third-worst record and out of the playoffs for the sixth time in seven years.
"Adding a talent like Jack Hughes on Friday night and Saturday, P.K. Subban, obviously I think the Devils are back in business," general manager Ray Shero said.