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NHL mock draft 2019

Hughes or Kakko?

Whoever the Devils don’t pick at No. 1, the Rangers surely will grab at No. 2.

The first round of the NHL Draft will be Friday night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, with rounds two through seven conducted on Saturday at the Canucks’ home rink. The Devils won the draft lottery for the second time in three years and will pick first. The Rangers, who own two first-round selections, moved up to second.

The Devils must decide between Florida-born center Jack Hughes of the U.S. National Team Development Program – all indications are he will be New Jersey-bound – or Finnish right wing Kaapo Kakko, who intensified the debate over who should go No.