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Devils select Swiss C Hischier at No. 1

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CHICAGO (AP) The New Jersey Devils have selected center Nico Hischier with the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft.

The Philadelphia Flyers then grabbed center Nolan Patrick with the second selection.

The 18-year-old Hischier is the highest drafted Swiss player in the NHL history. He had 38 goals and 86 points in 57 games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this past season. He spent the previous two seasons in the Swiss pro league, where he was coached by current Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher.

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