The New Jersey Devils have signed centre Nico Hischier to a $50.75 million United States, seven-year contract extension.

Hischier's new contract that kicks in next season counts $7.25 million versus the income cap. The 2017 very first overall pick was set to be a restricted complimentary agent this summer.

The 20-year old from Switzerland has 37 objectives and 64 assists for 101 points in his very first 157 regular-season NHL games. Along with 2019 No. 1 pick Jack Hughes, Hischier belongs to the next generation of stars for New Jersey, which has actually made the playoffs simply one in the past 7 years.

Signing Hischier long term is another signal to left winger Taylor Hall about the Devils' commitment to winning. Hall might leave in totally free firm this summer season and has actually stated winning is a major component in his choice to re-sign or depart.