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BIG READ: Pride

In the latest issue of the Devils Big Read, we tell you the stories from our pride panelists and more

by Catherine Bogart / NewJerseyDevils.com

On January 4, 2020, the Devils hosted their annual Pride Night at Prudential Center.

Ahead of the game, the organization held an informative panel, featuring members of the LGBTQ community, moderated by Olympic Gold Medalist Meghan Duggan. We collected their stories, as well as the story of Eli who we profiled ahead of the evening, and compiled them for this edition of Devils Big Read.

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BIG READ: Nico's Nature

In our latest issue of the Devils Big Read, we take a look at the Swiss-born talent Nico Hischier and his journey to becoming a hockey hero in his home country

by Amanda Stein amandacstein / NewJerseyDevils.com

Sometimes, Nico Hischier can feel it.

He can feel the stares he might get, sitting with friends in a restaurant or walking down the street. He's aware he draws attention - particularly in Switzerland. He says it's most notable in his small town of Naters, not far from the Matterhorn.

"I don't feel it all the time, but sometimes you know they're staring at you. It's obvious. Sometimes you're almost like 'should I go ask him if he wants a photo?'"

He doesn't mind. And he completely understands.

Nico just considers himself Nico.

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