Chances are you have already heard of Jack Hughes. Younger brother to Quinn Hughes, chosen No. 7 by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2018 NHL Draft, and older brother to Luke, a prospect for the first-round selection in the 2021 NHL Draft.
Like HockeyShot, this family legacy has come through lots of hard work and humble beginnings, from shooting puck holes in the drywall as kids to training on their very own Off Ice Training Center, we're proud to have Jack and Quinn Hughes as HS ambassadors.
Jack Hughes is No. 1 in NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters and expected by many to be selected No. 1 by the New Jersey Devils at the 2019 NHL Draft on June 21 in Vancouver. A left-handed center, Jack is likely to be the first NTDP player to go directly from the draft to playing in the NHL.
The kid just turned 18 years old on May 14, 2019
His stature and agility on the ice have drawn comparisons to Patrick Kane, while his skating resembles the style of Connor McDavid. Whoever he reminds you of, there is no question that Jack Hughes is going places, and HockeyShot is right beside him to help him continue to dominate!
Growing up in the Hughes household all the brothers played hockey, in fact, Jack was on the ice from the time he was 1 ½ year old. While the brothers may have learned theirsignature cuts, turns and slices from their parents Jim and Ellen, both high-level hockey players themselves, they have also been training hard with Dan Ninkovich (nickname: Deej) at Beyond The Next Level (BTNL) to perfect those skills and raise them up to the NHL level. A training center in Oakville, Ontario with alumni ranging from Connor McDavid to Phil Kessel, BTNL and HockeyShot are proud to support some of the top NHL prospects such as Jack and help them train to win.
Throughout his training at BTNL, Jack has perfected his innate ability to process new information on the ice, and keep his feet moving to continually adapt to the play. He has the capacity to change his mind at a moment’s notice without sacrificing speed or ability, knows how to make full use of the blade and can scan the ice mentally without slowing down physically. These are all fully teachable skills, and thanks to Deej, the whole BTNL team and his dedicated family and coaches, Jack Hughes is a shining example of where hard work will get you.