Jack Hughes added another milestone to his impressive season this week by breaking the record for most points scored in a season in New Jersey Devils history. The record was previously held by Patrik Elias, who broke the record previously in 2000-2001, scoring 96 points.
Hughes has already put his name in Devils history, and the breaking of the record only adds to that. The fact that he’s done this in his fourth season in the league is very impressive, and he only has more room to grow. Oh, and by the way, he’s still only 21 years old.
Jack Hughes broke the Devils record while playing with his brother, Luke.
There are some moments in sports that seem like they were pulled out of a storybook, or things that you can’t make up.
Tuesday was an example of that, as the game in which Jack broke the record was also the night that his brother, Luke, made his NHL debut. Definitely a “you can’t make this up” moment in sports.
Luke Hughes was the fourth overall pick in the 2021 draft, and he recently joined the Devils after signing his entry-level contract on Saturday. Being able to see his brother break that record in his debut is something he will most likely never forget.
Jack and Luke are among 47 pairs of brothers in NHL history to play on the same team. Out of those 47, ten have won the Stanley Cup together. Jack and Luke will try and make that 11 coming up here shortly.
Patrik Elias recorded a video congratulating Jack on breaking the record.
Sportsmanship is always a great thing in sports, and that’s what Elias showed. He recorded a video congratulating Jack on breaking his record.
Elias had a very solid NHL career, playing in 1,240 games and scoring over 1,000 points. However, the season he broke the Devils record was also the highest of his career. It also took Elias until his sixth season to break this record, versus Hughes who only needed four seasons.
Jack has the potential to be one of the best scorers in Devils history if he keeps this up, but the real test is going to come in the playoffs. The Devils are currently one point behind the Carolina Hurricanes for first in the Metro.
If they win the division, they will play whoever the seventh seed in the East is. If they finish second, they will play the New York Rangers.