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.
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|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|