Nico Hischier
Nico Hischier
20-Year-Old CenterC
New Jersey Devils
Out
Injury Upper Body
Est. Return 10/25/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After being selected first overall in the 2017 draft, Hischier scored 52 points as a rookie and added 47 in his sophomore season. That's respectable production but nothing to write home about, and he could end up relinquishing the No. 1 center job with a more hyped top pick joining the fold in Jack Hughes. Hischier has plenty of upside if he can hold off Hughes and stay on the first line in the Devils' top-heavy lineup, but his floor is also pretty low should he slip down to the second line given his lack of growth in his first two seasons. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a seven-year, $50.75 million contract extension with the Devils in October of 2019.
Still not ready
CNew Jersey Devils
Upper Body
October 19, 2019
Hischier (upper body) remains out of commission for Saturday's game against the Canucks.
ANALYSIS
The No. 1 overall pick from the 2017 draft procured a seven-year, $50.75 million contract extension with the Devils on Friday. Kevin Rooney is the most logical option to continue filling in for Hischier, but New Jersey also has rookie Jesper Boqvist on the active roster in case the team wants a fresh look up front. By sitting out Saturday, Hischier will have six more days to prepare for the next game since there's a large break in the schedule.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    16:35
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:57
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:44
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
16:19
2:03
0:31
2018–19
18:06
2:54
0:40
2019–20
16:35
1:57
0:44
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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.
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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Inks seven-year extension
CNew Jersey Devils
Upper Body
October 18, 2019
Hischier (upper body) agreed to terms on a seven-year, $50.75 million contract extension with the Devils on Friday, Sportsnets' Chris Johnston reports.
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Unavailable for Thursday's contest
CNew Jersey Devils
Upper Body
October 16, 2019
Hischier (upper body) won't play in Thursday's game against the Rangers.
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Considered day-to-day
CNew Jersey Devils
Upper Body
October 16, 2019
Hischier is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
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No update after Monday's injury
CNew Jersey Devils
Undisclosed
October 14, 2019
Head coach John Hynes did not have an update on Hischier (undisclosed) after Monday's loss to the Panthers, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
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Leaves Monday's contest
CNew Jersey Devils
Undisclosed
October 14, 2019
Hischier left Monday's tilt against Florida with an undisclosed injury, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
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