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This Is Nico Hischier

from Nico Hischier at The Players' Tribune,

People keep telling me that I make them feel old. Ever since the NHL draft, I’ve been hearing it from the reporters. Then, when I got to New Jersey, I started hearing it from the older players. I guess they see the year I was born and it blows their minds for some reason.

I was born in 1999. I was eight years old when the iPhone came out. People think that is really funny. I don’t know why.

I’ll tell you another story that people think is crazy. When I was 11 years old, my Swiss hockey team came over for the big pee-wee hockey tournament in Quebec City. It was my first time in North America, and I had never seen an NHL game before. So our whole team drove to Ottawa to watch the Senators play the Oilers. We were sitting up so high that we could barely see the puck. We were like two seats from the roof. So we just kept trying to look for number 4 on Edmonton.

We were all like, Wow, that guy is a big deal.

It was Taylor Hall. He had just been the No. 1 pick in the draft. From where we were sitting, he looked really small.

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