Jack Hughes is now officially a New Jersey Devil.
The Devils on Friday signed Hughes, the first overall pick in last month's NHL draft, to the maximum three-year, entry-level contract with an average annual value of $925,000 and performance bonuses, the team announced.
In 2018-19, Hughes, who was born in Florida and now lives in Michigan, led the National Development Team with 34 goals and 78 assists (112 points) in 50 games. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Hughes set the record for most points in Development Team history with 190 over two seasons (60 goals, 130 assists). He also represented the U.S. in the U20 World Junior Championships in December and won a silver medal in the U18 World Junior Championships.