This article is part of our NHL Barometer series.This week's article the first overall pick from 2017 on a roll, Hertl the Turtle, a hot Price, Florida's top center back in action and the relatively invisible Ghost.
First Liners (Risers)
Nico Hischier, C, NJD – Hischier, who just turned 20, continued his fine play Saturday, notching a goal and an assist. The first overall pick in the 2017 draft has been locked in since the end of November, racking up nine goals and 18 points in his last 21 games. Hischier recorded 20 goals and 32 assists while playing in all 82 games as a rookie. His current hot streak has the Devils center at 14 goals and 20 assists in 44 games, putting him on pace to exceed his rookie totals.
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