The New Jersey Devils are going to need to create a steady line for Jack Hughes to play on in his early NHL days, so who can the Devils provide?
There are a lot of options for the New Jersey Devils when it comes to who will play on a line with first overall pick Jack Hughes. Hughes is a highly skilled playmaking center who will need some skilled wingers on his line to help him along in his rookie year. The Devils have lots of players who are good options to be on a line with Jack and make sure he has the best possible year.
There is a possibility that he plays on any of the top three lines with New Jersey. With his level of skill, there is very little doubt that he will be in the top-9. There is actually a really good chance that one of the top two lines is where Hughes calls home not long into the year. With Nico Hischier being there, along with Travis Zajac and Pavel Zacha as solid bottom-six centers, Hughes is walking into a situation with a lot of depth.
Whoever makes up the wingers on a line with Hughes, will pretty much decide what number line Hughes is on. This is a potential situation that the Devils have two lines someday that would be top lines on any team in the league. That is the best-case scenario because it means that both Hischier and Hughes reached their full potential and are the type of franchise centers that you can build around. These are the wingers that have a chance to play with Jack at some point this season at even strength: