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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
15-4-6 36
16-4-3 35
16-6-1 33
11-8-5 27
12-10-0 24
9-9-4 22
8-9-4 20
5-10-4 14

2021 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 11 14 2 19:24 8

Top Nico Hischier News

  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Instrumental in late comeback

    Hischier dished out a pair of helpers in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Wild.

    Minnesota took a 2-0 lead into the third period, but Hischier helped the Devils erase the deficit and take the game to overtime. He first assisted on Pavel Zacha's goal early in the final frame, then helped Yegor Sharangovich tie it up with just 1:07 remaining in regulation. While this was only Hischier's second multi-point performance of the season, he's been a consistent playmaker for New Jersey, racking up eight assists in the last nine games while also adding one goal in that stretch.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Sets up equalizer

    Hischier recorded an assist in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Rangers.

    Hischier set up Pavel Zacha for the game-tying goal with 2:44 left in regulation. The 22-year-old Hischier has picked up a goal and five assists through seven games in November. The Swiss center is at nine points, 29 shots on net and a plus-6 rating in 14 contests overall while centering the Devils' top line.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Helps drive blowout win

    Hischier tallied a goal and an assist with two shots and two hits in Tuesday's 7-3 win over Florida. He also went 11-5 on faceoffs (68.8 percent).

    Hischier staked the Devils to a 2-1 lead late in the first period when he got his stick on a Ty Smith point shot for his second goal of the year. Hischier also drew an assist on Pavel Zacha's power-play strike early in the final frame. It was the first multi-point game of the year for the 22-year-old Hischier.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Sends assist Saturday

    Hischier recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Sharks.

    Hischier set up Ryan Graves for a goal in the second period. The 22-year-old Hischier has picked up three assists in his last four games. He's working as the Devils' top-line center, though five points through 10 games is a rather pedestrian scoring output. Hischier's added 25 shots on net, a plus-4 rating and eight blocked shots.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Slings helper in overtime loss

    Hischier recorded an assist, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Kings.

    Hischier helped out on a Jesper Bratt goal in the third period. The 22-year-old Hischier hasn't played all that well on offense to start 2021-22. He has four points (one goal, three helpers), 23 shots on net and a plus-3 rating in nine contests. Given that he's shooting 4.3 percent and has never shot lower than 10.6 percent in a full season, it's safe to assume the Swiss center bounces back eventually.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Generates power-play tally

    Hischier crafted a power-play goal Saturday in a 2-1 overtime win over the Sabres.

    The Devils captain anticipated the puck off the end boards and flipped it in for his first goal of the young season. Hischier is averaging a career-high 20 minutes of ice time in the early going, but he's been prone to injuries in his career, having played no more than 69 games since logging a full season as a rookie in 2017-18.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Grabs assist Tuesday

    Hischier registered one assist, one shot and four blocks in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Seattle.

    Hischier logged 22:45 of ice time in Tuesday's clash, including 4:24 with the man advantage, but he still managed just one shot on goal. Even with his ineffectiveness on the power play, the 22-year-old center should continue to log minutes with the top unit.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Opens scoring in wild one

    Hischier scored a power-play goal on his only sot in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Flyers.

    Hischier jumped on a rebound with Philadelphia goalie Brian Elliott down and out to break a scoreless tie with 1:15 left in the first period. Hischier has contributed three goals and an assist over his past six games, albeit with a minus-6 rating.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Assist not enough Sunday

    Hischier registered an assist Sunday in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Flyers.

    New Jersey's captain has two goals and an assist through eight games since returning from a sinus fracture that left him in the league's concussion protocol. Hischier was sent to the ice in the shootout against the Flyers, but he came up empty and Kevin Hayes sealed the win for the home team on the ensuing attempt. Our recommendation is to be patient with Hischier down the stretch; after all, the Devils drafted him first overall in 2017 and he has an elite offensive skillset.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Bulges twine in third period

    Hischier scored a goal on seven shots and had two PIM Sunday in a 5-3 loss to the Rangers.

    Hischier squared the game at 3-3 just 5:30 into the second period, driving a one-timer in front past New York netminder Alexandar Georgiev. It was the third goal in nine games this season for Hischier, and his first since returning from injury April 13.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Ready to rock

    Hischier (face) will be activated off injured reserve and return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Hischier has been limited to just five games this campaign due to various injuries, picking up two goals and three points over that span, but he'll finally make his return to the lineup following a six-week absence Tuesday. The 22-year-old pivot will likely return to a top-six role and a spot on one of New Jersey's power-play units against the Rangers.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Trending toward playing Tuesday

    Head coach Lindy Ruff said Monday that Hischier (face) is on track to play in Tuesday's game versus the Rangers, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.

    Hischier is still recovering from March facial surgery that he underwent because of a February injury. The 22-year-old has played just six games this season because he started the year on non-roster injured reserve due to a leg injury. During that time, he posted two goals and an assist while averaging 17:22 of ice time. Hischier should return to the top six once he gains clearance. First, he'll need to be activated from injured reserve.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Closing in on return

    Head coach Lindy Ruff said Sunday that Hischier (face) is "very close to playing," Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Hischier started the season with a leg injury and played just five games before suffering a facial injury that required surgery. The 22-year-old hasn't played since February, but he's been skating for nearly a week and should be back in the lineup soon. Once he gains clearance, Hischier should immediately slot into the top six.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Back at practice

    Hischier (face) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Hischier will travel with the Sabres for Thursday's game versus Buffalo, but he isn't expected to be in the lineup against the Sabres. The 22-year-old forward should, however, be ready to return after getting in a few more full practices. Hischier's been limited to just three points in five games this campaign due to several long-term injuries.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Resumes activity

    Hischier (face) has begun workouts and cardio activity following his sinus fracture.

    It's unclear how long Hischier will need before he's ready to get back in the lineup but it's encouraging to see him getting back to work. The 22-year-old has missed the last 17 games and will likely miss at least a couple more before he's back on the ice. He has three points in five games this season.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Undergoes surgery, out three weeks

    Hischier underwent successful surgery to repair a frontal sinus fracture Tuesday.

    Hischier also was dealing with a concussion. Nevertheless, the 22-year-old is expected to be back in the lineup in roughly three weeks. It's been a tough season for the Devils' new captain, as he missed the first 11 games due to a leg injury and COVID-19 protocol. Once he's given the green light, Hischier should slot into a top-six center role and look to build on the three points he's collected through five games.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Considered week-to-week

    Hischier is in the NHL's concussion protocol and is considered week-to-week. The 22-year-old pivot has also been placed on injured reserve.

    Hischier evidently suffered a sinus fracture when he was struck in the visor with a puck during Saturday's loss to the Capitals. Considering he's been deemed week-to-week, it's safe to assume Hischier will miss the Devils' next five games at a minimum. Pavel Zacha will likely continue to skate in a top-six role until Hischier's ready to return.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Brig, Switzerland
Age: 22
Experience: 4
Shoots: Left