Nico Hischier

by Peter Harling on July 20, 2017

 

Nico Hischier, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 174

Born: 1999-01-04

Hometown:  Naters, SUI

Drafted: 1st round 2017 (1st overall)

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

July 2017 - Nico Hischier’s performance at last week’s development camp proved to the New Jersey fans why he deserved to be their first ever first overall selection. Hischier dazzled the fans with his fantastic skating abilities and a couple of highlight reel goals. After the camp ended Hischier signed his entry level contract and is eligible to receive the max amount of bonuses. With a few spots open in New Jersey’s top nine, Hischier is expected to make the team and will have every opportunity to play big minutes for the club. New Jersey was third last in goals for last season, but with Hischier’s speed and creativity they should be improving in that category. Grant Frey

February 2017 – A breakout performance at the World Junior made Hischier a household name and legit contender for first overall in the 2017 NHL draft. His ascension up draft rankings began with a noticeable performance at the U18 tournament at Grand Forks where demonstrated some explosive offensive skill and speed. Hischier again made an impression at the Top Prospects game where he competed head-to-head against Nolan Patrick.  He has elite offensive skill and vision and has excellent skating and speed. He is a very complete player who has consistency, makes very good read and reacts to the play and can set the pace of the play and should translate very well at higher levels. Hischier will make history as the highest drafted Swiss player and could arguably be the best fantasy option in the 2017 draft class.  Peter Harling

Fantasy Outlook: A+

First line center potential if not a franchise player.

 

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Nico Hischier 2016-17 WJC Highlights:

 

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