Nico Hischier Named Captain of Devils

 

 

The New Jersey Devils have named Nico Hischier as the 12th captain in team history. He joins Roman Josi as the only other active Swiss-born captain in the NHL.

 

 

Nico Hischier has not suited up for the Devils since March of last season. He dealt with a lower-body injury that held him out the first month of this season. He is making his season debut today against the Buffalo Sabres. Hischier has 51 goals and 84 assists for 135 points in 209 career games. He is the top draft pick from his draft in 2017.