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2017 Draft: Nico Hischier of Halifax honored by QMJHL

Central Scouting A-rated center named second star of the week after record-setting performance

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

Halifax center Nico Hischier, an A-rated skater on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary players to watch list, was named second star of the week in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Monday.

Hischier (6-foot-1, 176 pounds) had three goals and seven points in three games between Oct. 24 and Oct. 30. He set a Halifax record for a most points in one game by a rookie when he had six points (three goals, three assists) in a 6-4 win against Acadie-Bathurst on Oct. 26.

In 16 games Hischier leads QMJHL rookies with 20 points, and his eight goals are tied for third. Halifax selected Hischier with the sixth pick of the 2016 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft in July.

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