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assures won't using first overall responds

HABS GM ASSURES FANS HE WON'T BE USING FIRST OVERALL PICK ON HIS SON; SON RESPONDS

MAY 11, 2022  (8H10)      TIM TUCKER
Most hockey fans are well are of Jack Hughes, the 2019 first overall pick who plays for the New Jersey Devils. However, there are many who haven't yet heard of the other Jack Hughes. This one is available in the upcoming 2022 NHL entry draft, is projected to go late in the first round, and just happens to be the son of Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes.

After winning the first overall pick in the 2022 draft during the lottery Tuesday night, Hughes was asked whether his son had texted him to lobby to be taken first overall. Hughes seemed to think that was funny.

"Jack is not going to be our number one overall pick, I can guarantee you that," said Hughes while chuckling.

After TSN Tweeted out of the interview with Hughes, his son Jack decided to respond with a simple statement.

"Big mistake," said Jack, directing the Tweet to the Montreal Canadiens Twitter account.


It's good to see the two can joke about it. Jack Hughes is a centre currently playing with Northeastern University in NCAA hockey. He is projected to be taken anywhere from the 24th overall position to the 40th. Montreal does have another pick in the first round, which was acquired from Calgary in the Tyler Toffoli trade. They also have two in the second round, one of which was acquired from Edmonton in the trade for defenceman Brett Kulak. While the Habs won't be using the first overall selection to take Jack Hughes (it will be a massive shock if it isn't used to take Shane Wright), there's always a possibility he ends up in Montreal anyway if the Canadiens decide to use one of their other picks on him.