NEWARK -- Hundreds of Devils fans were treated to the Nico Hischier show at the team's Development Camp finale.
Suffice to say the No. 1 pick didn't disappoint in his first taste of game action.
Playing on a line with NHLer Miles Wood and 2016 third round pick Joey Anderson, Hischier was dynamic. He picked up a goal and an assist during Saturday's scrimmage.
"I tried to play my game, my two-way game," Hischier said. "Do whatever it takes to help the team, and that's what I tried to show."
Skill of Devils prospects wows fans at scrimmage
A few minutes into the scrimmage, the 18-year-old Swiss collected the puck on the side boards and maneuvered through the offensive zone for around 11 seconds before putting the puck on net.
Defenseman Steve Santini, who's expected to make the big club again in October, redirected it to give Team Red an early 1-0 lead.
Later on, another defenseman, 2016 seventh rounder Jeremy Davies showed off some of his own puck skill before finding Hischier in the slot.
Hischier snapped a wrist shot top shelf over goaltender Ken Appleby, who went 17-14 in 32 appearances with the Albany Devils last season.
An under-appreciated aspect of Hischier's game is his tenacity on the defensive side of the puck.
Hischier, who tries to replicate his game after future Hall-of-Famer Pavel Datsyuk, fought hard to regain the puck the few times his team lost it when he was out on the ice.
Team White ended up defeating Hischier's Team Red, 6-5 in regulation. Hischier was denied during his shootout attempt afterward as each player got a chance to put forth their breakaway moves.
Mark Fischer may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @nhlfisch21. Find NJ.com on Facebook....Read more