The New Jersey Devils will select first in the NHL draft for the second time in three years Friday night in Vancouver.
Two years ago, the Devils took Nico Hischier with the No. 1 overall pick, and they are in line to take another forward with the 2019 top pick.
American center Jack Hughes is regarded as the top prospect in the draft class and the likely No. 1 pick.
However, there is a slim chance the Devils go after Finnish right winger Kaapo Kakko, who if not selected first will land with the New York Rangers at No.