The New Jersey Devils have selected center Nico Hischier as the no. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft.
Hischier led Quebec Major Junior Hockey League rookies with 38 goals and 86 points for the Halifax Mooseheads. He also scored three goals and seven points in five games for Switzerland at 2017 World Juniors.
His selection is the highest for a Swiss-born player.
Nolan Patrick went second to the Philadelphia Flyers. Patrick, who played for the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings, has battled sports hernia injuries that limited his playing time to 33 regular-season games and four postseason games during the 2016-17 campaign.
Patrick scored 92 goals and 205 points in 163 career games with Brandon.