Nico Hischier
Nico Hischier
20-Year-Old CenterC
New Jersey Devils
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Hischier made an instant impact after being selected first overall in the 2017 draft, recording 20 goals and 32 assists while playing in all 82 games. The Swiss center doesn't turn 20 until Jan. 4, so it's safe to say his best days are still ahead of him. All but six of Hischier's points last season came at even strength, and that 5-on-5 success can be credited to skating on the same line as superstar winger Taylor Hall. Hischier faces almost no competition for the first-line center spot, so he should benefit from Hall's brilliance once again as a sophomore. Given his robust skill set, the young pivot is also capable of taking a major step forward with the extra man after totaling only six power-play points as a rookie. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Devils in July of 2017. The deal is worth $2.775 million.
Slight regression in Year 2
CNew Jersey Devils
April 7, 2019
Hischier dished out an assist to go with two shots, a plus-2 rating and 10 PIM in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over Florida. He finishes the season with 17 goals and 47 points in 69 games.
ANALYSIS
Hischier couldn't stay injury-free like he did as a rookie, leading to a slight downturn in his overall numbers. Sophomore slumps aren't an uncommon occurrence, so there's a good chance the first overall selection from the 2017 draft will be a bit undervalued come next season.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    18:06
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:54
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:40
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
16:19
2:03
0:31
2018–19
18:06
2:54
0:40
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Selected first overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Hischier brings a dynamic offensive presence to a Devils team that's ranked no better than 27th in league scoring for the past five years. The 18-year-old Swiss National manufactured a whopping 38 goals, 48 assists and plus-20 rating with the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL last regular season before eclipsing a point per game in the playoffs for his junior club. Having lit it up in the preseason -- we're talking four goals in as many games to complement three assists -- Hischier cracked the Opening Night lineup and pulled down a top-six job, so he can be deployed in all league settings immediately.
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Racks up power-play time in return
CNew Jersey Devils
March 24, 2019
Hischier recorded four shots on goal over 21:08 of ice time and 6:44 of power-play time in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Arizona.
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Ready to rock
CNew Jersey Devils
March 23, 2019
Hischier (upper body) will play Saturday against the Coyotes, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
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Back at practice Friday
CNew Jersey Devils
Upper Body
March 22, 2019
Hischier (upper body) participated in practice Friday, but his status for Saturday's game against Arizona remains in question, Chris Ryan of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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Ruled out Thursday
CNew Jersey Devils
Upper Body
March 21, 2019
Hischier (upper body) isn't in the projected lineup for Thursday's game against the Bruins, per Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site.
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Still tending to injury
CNew Jersey Devils
Upper Body
March 19, 2019
Hischier (upper body) will not play Tuesday against the Capitals, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
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