By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New Jersey Devils have reached an extension with center Jack Hughes. It is an eight-year, $64 million deal.
He was set to become a restricted free agent before this agreement was reached. This new deal will kick in with the 2022-23 season and run through the 2029-30 season.
“I’m so excited to sign this deal for myself and for my family,” said Hughes. “I love being in New Jersey and I love playing in New Jersey. I wouldn’t want to play anywhere else, and we are really building something special. I believe in what we are doing here, and we have a great chance to be successful for a long time. This contract shows that this team is extremely invested in me and I’m also really dedicated to this organization. I want to thank Tom Fitzgerald, David Blitzer, Josh Harris and everyone with the New Jersey Devils for this opportunity.”
Hughes was the Devils No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. He has spent the last three seasons with the team.
He has appeared in just three games this season. The Devils announced that he is expected to return to the lineup following a 17-game absence due to an injury that he suffered on October 19th against the Seattle Kraken.
“I am ecstatic for Jack and his entire family,” said Devils Managing Partner David Blitzer. “This is a strong commitment from Jack to the organization’s future and the New Jersey Devils to Jack. We all know what Jack means to the team on and off the ice- he’s an unbelievable player and a fantastic person. His future is incredibly bright and he will be a pillar for our franchise for years to come.“
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