What’s up guys -- it’s been awhile, and we’re excited to be back in the swing of things. This week, we're spotlighting Jack Hughes.
Some quick background on Hughes: he was born in Orlando, but grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. And as most of you know, he comes from a hockey dynasty. His older brother Quinn was drafted 7th overall back in 2018 by the Canucks, and his younger brother Luke will play at the program (thats the NTDP, or US National Development Team) out of Anne Arbor this season. His dad played hockey at Providence College and is a former assistant coach for the Bruins. His mother played hockey, lacrosse and soccer at UNH, and is a former member of the US Women’s Hockey team. We think it’s pretty safe to say that the Hughes’ brothers were born to be hockey players.
Jack was taken first overall in the 2019 draft by the Devils, and the hype surrounding him has been non-stop. He’s coming off a two-year stint with the NTDP where he put up big numbers in both seasons; and fun fact, Hughes is the first player in history to go right to the NHL from the U.S. development team.
We could keep telling you Jack’s life story, but we know you’re here to hear about gear. So let’s get into it.
From what we can gather, Hughes is using a regular Vapor 1XL stick with a P88 curve, and we’re told it’s around a 75 flex. Hughes wheels on CCM Ribcor 50K skates, which are last year’s high end model. It doesn’t look like he’s made the switch over to the redesigned 70K’s yet.
As for the rest of his set up, Hughes sticks with Bauer products. Up top, he rocks the popular Bauer Reakt-200 bucket with a Bauer straight visor. And for his mitts, Hughes opts for a pair of 1XPro Lite gloves.