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Nico Hischier spoke with the media following the completion of the 2020 All-Star Skills Competition in St. Louis

by Chris Wescott TheChrisWescott /

Nico Hischier grew up watching the NHL All-Star Games as a kid in Switzerland, but being out on the ice in St. Louis was a completely different experience and memory.

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"Different, for sure," Hischier said. "It's not watching it's doing, so it's a lot different but it's a good different. It's fun being here, sitting in the same locker room as these guys. It's not done yet. I'm looking forward to tomorrow and a fun day again."

While he finished last in the accuracy shooting it was all due to a slow start. He didn't practice the event beforehand but still had a good time. 

"I think it's just more mental," he said. "You should be able to hit those targets but if you miss the first couple it's going to mess with your head and then it's kind of over. But it doesn't matter. It was fun! I enjoyed it. You're obviously a little bit nervous in the beginning but at the end I hit them, so that's all that matters."

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