The New Jersey Devils have finally found their new captain. On February 20th they officially named Nico Hischier the team. The Devils have been without a captain for less than a year. Andy Greene was the last captain of the Devils but he was traded to the New York Islanders during the 2019-20 season. Hischier has spent his entire career with New Jersey and is fully deserving of becoming the 19th captain in Devils history. Hischier will help lead the franchise through their rebuild and into their next chapter.
What Has the New Devils Captain Accomplished in His Career?
Hischier was originally drafted by the Devils with the first overall pick in the 2017 draft. The 22-year-old has been very good for the Devils in his career. In his career, he has played 209 games for the Devils. He has potted 51 goals in his career and he had added 84 assists in his career. Hischier actually had not suited up for the Devils until today as he has been on the Covid-19 list and was recovering from a leg injury. Despite not playing the first part of the season Hischier is expected to have a very good and productive season as he is going to be playing alongside Kyle Palmieri and Jesper Bratt.
In his career, the Brig, Switzerland native has made the all-star game once and that was during the 2019-20 season. In the 2019-20 season, Hischier was nominated to the all-star team because he scored 14 goals and 22 assists during the 58 games he participated in. Hischier was also named for the first star of the week during the 2017-18 season which also happened to be his rookie season. He won the award during the week of February 19th when he totaled four goals and three assists during four games.
The speedy center from Switzerland has been very effective during his four-year NHL career. After signing a seven-year contract and being named captain of the 22-year-old is going to be playing for the Devils for a long time and hopefully lead them into their next great dynasty.
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