Hischier hasn’t reached his full potential yet in New Jersey, but the 2017 first-overall pick has shown two-way acumen and the ability to create offensively. And if he keeps on this path, his new pact could be a mighty fine deal for the Devils.
Expecting another summer replete with lengthy restricted free agent negotiations and rumors of pending offer sheets? Don’t be, because by the time we reach the off-season, there might not be a single high-profile RFA left without a deal.
Following a string of somewhat-recent signings of pending RFAs-to-be such as Clayton Keller, Josh Morrissey, Thomas Chabot and Alex DeBrincat, one of the biggest names left on the board has put pen to paper as the New Jersey Devils and 2017 first-overall pick Nico Hischier have come to terms on a seven-year, $50.75-million pact.
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