Who Is Nina Hischier? Nico Hischier Sister-Age Gap And Family Tree

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Who is Nico Hischier sister? Fans of the ice hockey star are curious to find out about his personal life.

Nico Hischier is a Swiss professional ice hockey center and captain of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was born on January 4, 1999, in Brig, Switzerland.

Nico Hischier During A Game
Nico Hischier During A Game (Source: Instagram)

In 2015, Nico made his professional debut in his native Switzerland. He spent time both in the top-tier National League A (NLA) and the second-tier National League B.

Nico was selected with the first overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils, becoming the first Swiss player to be drafted first overall.

He signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Devils on July 15, 2017. He was named captain of the Devils in 2021.

Internationally, Hischier has represented Switzerland at several junior tournaments, including two World Junior Championships.

Nico has been compared to former NHL player Pavel Datsyuk, renowned as a skilled two-way forward. 

Meet Nico Hischier Sister: Nina Hischier

The NHL center has a sister named Nina Hischier. She is a Switzerland volleyball player who plays as an Outside Hitter for VBC Visp. 

Nina was born on December 6, 1996. That means Nico Hischier is more than three years younger compared to her sister.

Nico With His Sister Nina
Nico With His Sister Nina (Source: Facebook)

Nico also has an older brother named Luca Hischier, who is playing with EHC Biel of the National League (NL). He is the youngest of three siblings.

Both Luca and Nina Hischier are huge supporters of their youngest brother.

Nico Hischier: Early Life And Family Tree

Nico Hischier comes from a family of athletes; his father Rino played football for FC Nantes, and his mother, Katja, worked as a sports teacher.

There were no rinks in Naters, so Katja took both her sons to nearby Visp to learn to skate, and they discovered hockey there.

Nico Hischels Family
Nico Hischels Family (Source: The Athletic)

Nico also played football until he was 12 but followed Luca and focused exclusively on hockey.

Hischier is an avid supporter of Premier League club Manchester City F.C.

After the 2018-19 season ended, Hischier began his civic-military service process in his home country of Switzerland.

Nico Hischier: Professional Career and Achievements

At the age of 15, Nico moved from his native canton of Valais, in the south of Switzerland, to Bern and joined SC Bern.

There he got the opportunities to play at the top levels of the Swiss under-17 and under-20 leagues.

After being selected at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Hischier was highly regarded as a tremendous offensive talent with exceptional hockey sense.

Nico Hischiels In Action
Nico Hischiels In Action (Source: Instagram)

The Devils captain earned huge fame as a strong two-way player and for his strong skating abilities.

In the lead-up to the draft, Hischier was regarded as a consensus top-two pick along with Nolan Patrick.

On February 2021, Hischier became the 12th captain in the Devils’ history before the game against the Buffalo Sabres. As such, he became the youngest captain in the league.

At the 2016 World Junior Championships, Hischier was the youngest player in Switzerland and the second-youngest player overall.

Similarly, Hischier also represented Switzerland at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.

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