Devils sign No. 1 pick Nico Hischier to entry-level deal

Watch as the New Jersey Devils select Nico Hischier with the first overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils have signed No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier to the maximum three-year, entry-level contract for salary and performance bonuses.

The Devils said Saturday that Hischier will have an average salary of $925,000.

The 18-year-old Swiss forward had 38 goals and 48 assists last season for the Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He’s participating in the Devils’ development camp this weekend.

July 15, 2017

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Nico Hischier
LENGTH:
3 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Entry-Level Deal
SALARY CAP HIT:
$925,000
TOTAL:
$2.775 million