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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
25-10-4 54
25-8-2 52
21-9-9 51
22-10-5 49
17-18-1 35
13-17-7 33
14-18-5 33
11-13-6 28

2021 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 15 22 3 19:04 15

Top Nico Hischier News

  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Returns Thursday

    Hischier (lower body) will play in Thursday's contest against the Blue Jackets, per Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site.

    Hischier will return to play after missing one contest with a lower-body injury. The 23-year-old Swiss center has averaged 18:20 of ice time, 2:00 during the power play and tallied seven points through eight appearances since the end of November.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Out with inury

    Hischier (lower body) will be sidelined for Tuesday's contest with Boston.

    Hischier played in three contests since recovering from COVID-19, tallying four points in an average 17:09 of ice time. His recovery timeline will be clearer once details regarding the severity of his injury are revealed. In his absence, Dawson Mercer could see an expanded role.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Possible for Thursday

    Hischier (lower body) will rejoin the Devils on Wednesday and is considered questionable for Thursday's game versus the Blue Jackets, Mike Morreale of reports.

    Hischier missed Tuesday's game versus the Bruins, but it appears this will be a short-term injury for the center. His status should be confirmed some time before Thursday's 7:00 p.m. Eastern puck drop.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Scores pair in overtime win

    Hischier scored twice on four shots and went plus-2 in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals.

    Hischier gave the Devils a 3-1 lead in the second period, and then won the game in overtime after that lead didn't last. The 22-year-old has points in his last five games, notching three goals and three assists in a stretch that dates back to Dec. 8. The Swiss center has six tallies, 20 points, 55 shots on net and a plus-3 rating through 28 contests this year.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Seen on ice Sunday

    Hischier was spotted on the ice during Sunday's practice, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    All five New Jersey players that were in the COVID-19 protocols last week have exited it, and all five were spotted on the ice during Sunday's practice session. Hischier has three goals and 13 assists across 25 games this season.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Returns to action

    Hischier (COVID-19) has returned to practice Monday, per Catherine Bogart.

    Hischier missed the full 10 days in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols but is now cleared to return to play. He had recorded three points through the four games prior to his absence. He will look to resuscitate his streak in his return to the ice.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Enters virus protocols

    Hischier will not play Saturday versus the Islanders after he was placed in the league's COVID-19 protocols.

    This is a big loss for the Devils, as Hischier has put up four points in his last six games. Jesper Boqvist will likely enter the lineup, while Dawson Mercer will move up into the top six.

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  • Devils' Nico Hischier: Earns helper in shutout over Philly

    Hischier posted an assist in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Flyers.

    New Jersey's captain was credited with an apple on the game's first goal, which was a beautiful snipe from the slot by Jesper Bratt in the second period. Hischier has three goals and 12 assists through 24 games; these aren't earth-shattering numbers by any stretch of the imagination, but Hischier was the first overall pick from the 2017 Draft and it's simply tough to bench a player of his caliber.

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  • 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Brig, Switzerland
Age: 23
Experience: 4
Shoots: Left