The New Jersey Devils have announced Nico Hischier as the team’s new captain. Kevin Weekes broke the news prior to the Devils making it official.
Per the team’s press release:
At 22 years and 47 days old, he is the youngest captain currently in the NHL and the second youngest in New Jersey history (Kirk Muller, 21 years and 243 days old; both Muller and Hischier were handed the captaincy at the start of their fourth NHL season). Hischier also becomes just the second current Swiss-born captain in the League joining Roman Josi (Nashville). Hischier will make his season debut this afternoon versus Buffalo after missing the club’s first 11 games with a leg injury.
Hischier will be the team’s 12th captain in their history and is the youngest active captain in the NHL.
According to a report from Darren Dreger, Mike Babcock has accepted the job as the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
Not the NHL of course, but certainly a stepping stone to repair his image as a hard coach to play for.
Here’s a wild one. Sources say Mike Babcock will be announced head coach of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies next week.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 20, 2021
In a bit of a shocking move, the Ducks have placed Adam Henrique on waivers. Their hope is someone picks him up and his entire cap hit, if not it sets the table for a trade with salary retention soon.