NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - APRIL 27: Nico Hischier #13 of the New Jersey Devils heads toward the bench during a stop in play against the Philadelphia Flyers at Prudential Center on April 27, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
It was a tough year for Nico Hischier of the New Jersey Devils. Last season was canceled early and the Devils weren’t invited to the “return to play” bubble for a chance to make the playoffs. Then, he injured himself while training for the 2020-21 season in Switzerland which caused him to miss a good chunk of the year.