Devils sign top pick Hischier to maximum 3-year, entry-level contract

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The New Jersey Devils signed first overall pick Nico Hischier to the maximum three-year, entry-level contract with an average annual value of $925,000, the team announced Saturday.

Hischier became the first Swiss-born player to be taken first overall when the Devils selected him over Nolan Patrick in June's entry draft. The 6-foot-1, 176-pound center scored 38 goals and had 86 points in 57 games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season.

For a full draft profile and scouting report on Hischier, click here.