New Jersey Devils Player News: Centers

News: Hughes signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Devils on Friday.
Impact: The Devils didn't select Hughes with the first overall pick in the 2019 draft to have him start his career in the minors, so although nothing will be made official until training camp, it's safe to assume the 18-year-old American will start the upcoming campaign in a top-six role while also filling a spot on New Jersey's first power-play unit. Hughes is a special talent that should be able to produce right away, making him a high-upside pick in re-draft leagues and a top-tier asset in dynasty formats.
News: Street signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Devils on Monday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Impact: The deal is worth $750,000 at the NHL level, and $425,000 at the AHL level, with the latter more likely for Street's future. He will provide solid organizational depth for the Devils, but Street also put up five points in 21 NHL games with the Ducks last season. Expect the 32-year-old to start in the minors next season, but be one of the first call-ups should the team get hit with injuries.
News: Zacha earned a qualifying offer from New Jersey on Tuesday.
Impact: Zacha set a new career-high in goals with 13 last season, and produced 25 points in 61 NHL games. The 22-year-old hasn't quite lived up to the hype of being a top-six draft pick in 2015, producing just 76 points. The Devils could be interested in re-signing Zacha to a long term deal, or could let him walk next year if his play isn't up to par with their expectations.