News 4 Premier Prospect: Nico Hischier

It was always Nolan Patrick alone atop the prospect list... until there was Nico Hischier.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — As we count down to the NHL Draft on June 23rd in Chicago, our seventh News 4 Premier Prospect is Nico Hischier, a Swiss center whose all-around raw talent could vault him to the top of the draft board and onto the New Jersey Devils roster immediately.

Here’s the lowdown on Hischier


Center (shoots left)


6’0, 179


Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)

In one sentence:

A natural talent whose hockey sense matches his insane skill level, Hischier is a determined mastermind with the puck, using his elite skating and quick shot to produce at every level he’s ever played, with even more room to somehow develop further. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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