Nolan Patrick vs. Nico Hischier: Who performed better at the combine?

Nolan Patrick talked about the other big name going at the draft, Nico Hischier, saying his fellow prospect is a great guy off the ice as well as a fantastic player on it.

The race between Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier to find out who goes No. 1 overall at the NHL Draft later this month continued Saturday at the scouting combine in Buffalo.

The two top prospects competed in two separate groups that came one right after the other, with Hischier starting off at 9:30 a.m. and Patrick an hour later.

As is usually the case, both found the Wingate bike test the toughest, the drill that tests the explosiveness of a skater in an exhausting 30 seconds.

“It was terrible; I was pretty zonked after that and my breakfast didn’t stay down, so that was a tough one for sure,” Patrick said afterwards. “I’ve never done it before so it was a different experience, but I wasn’t nervous. I just tried to have fun with everything.”

How did the two top prospects in this year’s draft do against each other? Here is a break down of five major drills, as per NHL.com.

For a full break down of every drill the players went through this week, check out our FAQ.

Nico Hischier TEST Nolan Patrick
105.75″ Standing long jump 99.75″
7 Bench press (70% of body weight) 12
4.75 seconds Pro agility test left 4.76 seconds
4.53 seconds Pro agility test right 4.75 seconds
19.37″ Vertical jump 19.49″
13 Pullups 11