Yesterday evening, the New Jersey Devils announced they have re-signed their top center Nico Hischier to a 7 year deal worth $50.75 million dollars. Hischier’s contract carries an annual base salary of 7.25 million dollars. In his final season of his contract (2026-2027), he will make 8.5 million. Hischier continues the trend of young stars re-signing with their teams before hitting restricted free agency such as forwards Alex DeBrincat (Blackhawks), Clayton Keller (Arizona Coyotes), and defensemen such as Thomas Chabot (Ottawa Senators) and Samuel Girard ￼(Colorado Avalanche).
Obviously this is a great move for the Devils as Hischier is a key to the Devils future and continues to show why the Devils were right to draft the Swiss center man first overall back in the 2017 draft. Hischier is a very solid two-way center who can play in all situations and is capable of shutting down another teams top line while putting up points offensively as well. The future looks bright for Hischier and the Devils as they continue to build the foundation of a future Stanley Cup contender.￼￼