Nico Hischier

Two nights after scoring five goals in a Game 3 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning the New Jersey Devils only managed to get one goal and were pushed to the brink of elimination following a 3-1 loss in Game 4. They had scored first to take the early lead, but that only lasted for
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Mark Streit became only the third Swiss-born player to win the Stanley Cup (Photo Credit: By Michael Miller (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons) Through the 2017 NHL season, only three different Swiss-born hockey players have won the Stanley Cup. The first was goaltender David Aebischer who did so with the Colorado
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Think of all of the instances in recent memory where an NHL team has had two no. 1 overall picks in their lineup. Obviously, the Edmonton Oilers had four (4!) at once, but that’s an anomaly (and they’re not all there anymore). There’s the Pittsburgh Penguins obviously with Sidney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury (now with
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Any hockey reporter who has had the opportunity to interview defenseman Ben Lovejoy through his nine-year career knows that he is a reporter’s dream. His replies to our questions are not only in-depth, descriptive and honest, but he’s also a loquacious wordsmith with a smooth delivery that just about causes you to pause as you
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Prospects are critical to success in the modern-day NHL. As a potential contender, it is virtually impossible to achieve and sustain success without possessing a wealth of exceptional young talent. If an NHL organization does not retain the prospects necessary to ensure long-term prosperity, a state of perpetual ineptitude lays in wait. However, simply acquiring
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Throughout August, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. Up next in this season’s offseason predictions are the New Jersey Devils and their newest
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