Nico Hischier

Mark Streit became only the third Swiss-born player to win the Stanley Cup (Photo Credit: By Michael Miller (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons) Through the 2017 NHL season, only three different Swiss-born hockey players have won the Stanley Cup. The first was goaltender David Aebischer who did so with the Colorado
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Think of all of the instances in recent memory where an NHL team has had two no. 1 overall picks in their lineup. Obviously, the Edmonton Oilers had four (4!) at once, but that’s an anomaly (and they’re not all there anymore). There’s the Pittsburgh Penguins obviously with Sidney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury (now with
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It’s not often a team wins a lottery to pick first overall in the NHL Draft and then wins another lottery when they sign a Hobey Baker winner out of college, but that’s exactly what happened this summer for the New Jersey Devils with the additions of forward Nico Hischier and defenseman Will Butcher, respectively,
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The preseason ended on Wednesday for the New Jersey Devils, as they beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 in D.C. Both teams dressed most of their starting lineups but the Devils still came away with a victory. Even though it was not a regular season game, New Jersey really took it to Washington in the first
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Training camp is officially open for the New Jersey Devils and just like all of the other 30 teams in the NHL, there is hope. Hope that this season will be better than last. Hope that promise and potential become reality. Hope that they will reach the goal that every professional player desires so much:
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While it’s often stated that defence wins championships, you can’t win anything without scoring at least one goal. And who provides that necessary offence? It’s the rare group of elite playmakers and snipers that make the league as exciting as it is. With goals being the most exciting part of the great game of hockey,
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Throughout August, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. Up next in this season’s offseason predictions are the New Jersey Devils and their newest
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With the first-overall pick for the first time in their history, the New Jersey Devils selected Swiss-sensation Nico Hischier at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Being selected first comes with a certain level of expectations. Not all of those expectations are entirely fair and they have dramatically increased in recent years, primarily because of what Connor
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