NHL 100 in 100: Devils win lottery, No. 1 pick in 2017

New Jersey Devils' Nico Hischier, centre, sits with head coach John Hynes, left, and general manager Ray Shero during a news conference in Newark, N.J., Monday, June 26, 2017. The 18-year-old center was the first Swiss-born player to be drafted first overall in the NHL draft. (Seth Wenig/AP)

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The New Jersey Devils got a kickstart in their return to contention, winning the draft lottery and eventually coming away with Nico Hischier as the No. 1 pick. The Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars also came away from the lottery as winners, rounding out the top three.