National Hockey League

Nico Hischier (photo) and Mirco Müller both survive the final cut of the New Jersey Devils and will start their season in the NHL.

Photo: Vincent Ethier / Icon Sportswire

Hischier had an excellent preseason which earned him a spot on the Devils' roster, for now. The NHL team can let him play for nine games before they have to decide whether or not they will send him down to the juniors again. If they keep him on the roster after the ninth game, his entry-level contract will kick in.

They will still be able to send him down after that, but they would waste an entire year of his contract, as players who are sent down to juniors can't be recalled for the rest of the season.

Müller has also survived the final cut of the Devils and will thus get the opportunity to start the season in the NHL. He was traded to the Devils from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a second and a fourth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Müller has played a total of 54 NHL games, scoring two goals and four assists.

Last Update: 03 October 2017, 10:46 PM | mso/jca