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13 Nico Hischier C

New Jersey Devils

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
44%19%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
6511-9418:31

Player Updates

April 27, 2021 11:40 PM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Opens scoring in wild one
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 26, 2021 10:08 AM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Assist not enough Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 18, 2021 08:08 PM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Bulges twine in third period
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 13, 2021 12:01 PM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 12, 2021 03:12 PM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Trending toward playing Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 11, 2021 11:44 AM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Closing in on return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 7, 2021 01:32 PM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 29, 2021 05:24 PM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Resumes activity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 16, 2021 07:48 PM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Undergoes surgery, out three weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 4, 2021 05:16 PM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Considered week-to-week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 2, 2021 06:36 PM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Still sidelined Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hischier (face) will not be available against the Islanders on Tuesday as the severity of his injury is still being evaluated, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Based on the team's timeline, it seems likely Hischier will almost certainly miss Thursday's clash with the Rangers, as well, though he hasn't been officially ruled out. The 22-year-old center was just five games back from a leg injury and now could be facing another extended absence due to his facial injury.

February 28, 2021 12:44 PM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Unavailable for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hischier (face) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Capitals, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Hischier took a puck to the face during Saturday's loss to the Capitals after notching a goal and an assist across 18:02 of ice time. He's considered day-to-day for now, so he'll aim to return to action Tuesday versus the Islanders.

February 28, 2021 09:40 AM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Takes puck to face
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hischier exited Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Capitals after taking a puck to the face, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Prior to exiting, Hischier recorded a goal and an assist across 18:02 of ice time. Head coach Lindy Ruff called it a "scary" moment, but he was coy about providing any true timeline for the captain's return to the lineup. The Devils and the Capitals face off again Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EST.

February 20, 2021 12:08 PM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Ready for season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hischier (leg/COVID-19 protocol) will play in Saturday's game versus the Sabres, Jim Cerny of Sporting News reports.

Hischier missed the first 11 games of the season due to a leg injury that was followed by a stint in the league's COVID-19 protocol. The 22-year-old has been named captain, and he'll make his season debut. Hischier recorded 36 points over 58 games last year. He'll enter the top six, forming a strong tandem up the middle with Jack Hughes centering the second line.

February 15, 2021 06:52 PM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Getting close to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hischier (COVID-19 protocol) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Rangers, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.

Hischier started the year on non-roster injured reserve due to a leg injury before entering the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Feb. 8. Head coach Lindy Ruff said Monday that Hischier was almost ready to return before entering the league's protocol, so he should be ready to return once he clears. Saturday's matchup against the Sabres looks like his next chance to suit up. Jack Hughes has been taken off on the first line with Hischier out, so the 22-year-old may be relegated to the second line upon return.

February 8, 2021 05:36 PM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Added to COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hischier (leg) entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Monday, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.

The Devils now have 19 players in the league's virus protocol. Hischier was already on non-roster injured reserve due to a leg injury, and there's no definitive timeline for his return. While he's in the protocol, he won't be able to rehab with the team's training staff, which could potentially delay his return further.

January 23, 2021 01:16 PM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Progressing in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to coach Lindy Ruff, Hischier (leg) is progressing in his recovery and hasn't suffered any setbacks, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Although he's clearly trending in the right direction, Hischier's return doesn't seem imminent, as he's yet to join his teammates on the ice for practice. Once he's given the green light, the 22-year-old pivot should replace Travis Zajac on New Jersey's second line.

January 21, 2021 03:28 PM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Not ready to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hischier (leg) is improving in his recovery but won't be ready in time to play against the Islanders on Thursday. Coach Lindy Ruff told reporters, "He's feeling better every day," per Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site.

Hischier will miss his fourth straight outing for the Devils this season due to his lingering leg injury. Depending on his recovery, the team could have some practices available to Hischier ahead of Sunday's home matchup with the Isles. Once given the all-clear, Hischier should push for a top-six role and relegate Travis Zajac to the third line.

January 12, 2021 02:08 PM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Unavailable Opening Night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hischier (leg) will miss Thursday's Opening Night clash with the Bruins, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

The fact that Hischier has yet to resume skating certainly doesn't bode well for a short-term absence, though the team hasn't provided a specific timeline. Without Hischier in action, the Devils figure to utilize Jack Hughes with the first group while Travis Zajac moves into a second-line role.

January 9, 2021 01:48 PM
Devils' Nico Hischier: Still not skating
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to coach Lindy Ruff, Hischier (leg) still isn't skating, but the Devils "think he's moving right along," Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

With the start of the season just a handful of days away, Hischier would have to make major progress soon in order to be ready for Opening Night against the Bruins on Thursday. If Hischier's forced to miss game action, Travis Zajac will likely get the first shot at replacing him in the Devils' top six.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
05/10@ PHIL 2-4011+119:19
05/08@ NYIL 1-5000-218:30
05/06@ NYIW 2-1011+118:03
05/04vs BOSW 4-3 (OT)011-121:57
05/03vs BOSL 0-3000017:13
05/01@ PHIW 4-1101+215:24
04/29vs PHIW 5-3000+117:24
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-21NJ216511-9310203158
2019-20NJ58142236-16211507473
2018-19NJ691730470303437529
2017-18NJ8220325210102422561
Total2305789146-1592615691721
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-21NJ214413.618:3151661.6533.454002
2019-20NJ5812311.418:031278155.9353.3512006
2018-19NJ6916010.618:061485200:2945:2924017
2017-18NJ8218011.116:181778168:0542:43260013
Total23050711.217:295057586:09175:01660128
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/175
Birthdate:
01/04/1999
Age:
22
Hometown:
Brig, Switzerland
Team:
New Jersey Devils
School:

NHL Experience:
3