New Jersey Devils: Over/Under Prediction For Every Single Player

Kyle Palmieri #21 and Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Kyle Palmieri #21 and Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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New Jersey Devils – Nico Hischier (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

NHL hockey is officially back. After ten and a half months, the New Jersey Devils are finally going to lace up their skates and tape up their sticks for a regular-season game. Throughout that ten and half month period, the Devils made a lot of moves to the roster and management. With so many changes coming into the season, who knows where the Devils will stand this season.

Before the Devils’ opening night, I thought it would be fun to know what the fans thought about how many points each Devils’ player scores in 56 games. In this article, we will look at some of these predictions and determine if the player will produce over, under, or at their predictions. This idea was inspired by a YouTube content creator called, OhNyqvist.

Nico Hischier: 36 Points

My Prediction: OVER

Nico Hischier has been doing great so far during his young career. He is entering his fourth NHL season. For each of his three seasons, Nico had a points per game (ppg) ratio above 0.60. Despite the slight fall back last season (36 points in 58 games), he has shown consistency and improvement in his game. His skills on the offensive end are being polished and his defensive game is excellent. He is extremely hard work and a proven leader, especially leading by example. Therefore, I think Nico will produce more than 36 points this season despite missing the first few games. I believe Nico will produce 45 to 50 points this season, being top two to top three on the team in points. He might have a slow start to missing training camp but I believe he will erupt later on and continue to make himself an elite two-way center.