The NHL’s top draft pick is sticking with the NHL’s trading card partner.
Jack Hughes, drafted No. 1 overall by the New Jersey Devils, has signed an exclusive, multi-year agreement for autographed trading cards. The deal was arranged through Hughes’ agents at CAA Sports.
“Jack Hughes is an exceptionally talented and hard-working player who has proven himself both on and off the ice,” said Jason Masherah, president of Upper Deck. “We are proud to welcome him to the Upper Deck family and add him to our roster of exclusive autograph signers.”
Born in Florida, Hughes grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. His brother Quinn was a first round pick of the Vancouver Canucks last year.
Hughes’ arrival in the NHL has been highly anticipated. In the 2018 IIHF U18 Championships, Hughes was awarded tournament MVP, named to the All-Star team and chosen as best forward. Hughes went on to break Alex Ovechkin’s scoring record during the 2019 IIHF U18 Championships and helped Team USA secure a bronze medal.
Hughes is expected to make an immediate impact with the Devils. His autograph cards will be available exclusively through Upper Deck products, starting with 2019-20 NHL Black Diamond later this year. Hughes will also appear on packaging for a variety of Upper Deck 2019-20 hockey card releases.