New Jersey Devils team captain Nico Hischier and Newark-based Calandra’s Bakery recently announced a partnership for the 2023-24 season in which Hischier will make two special appearances at Calandra’s restaurants throughout the season, providing Calandra’s customers and Devils fans the unique opportunity to meet and interact with the team’s captain.
The first appearance already took place Oct. 10 at Il Vecchio Café in Caldwell, with a second appearance at a to-be-determined event in February or March.
Throughout the entire 2023-24 season, Calandra’s will be selling custom-designed Hischier-branded gift cards, with 20% of all sales donated to the Devils Youth Foundation.
Additionally, Calandra’s will be raffling off signed Hischier jerseys at various events throughout the season. Calandra’s Bakery Caldwell will also be selling Hischier-themed cookies during the year.
Calandra’s is once again a corporate partner serving as the “Official Bakery and Bread of the New Jersey Devils.” It will continue this season, hosting three away game viewing parties at its restaurants and also serve as the presenting partner of the birthday scroll program.
“I’m really happy to be working together with a local business here in New Jersey, while I can support the Devils Youth Foundation,” Hischier said. “It’s really important to me; we’ve done things as a team already, I’ve been to some events and it’s just great to be able to give something back to our community. Allison Blitzer, and all that they do for the community with the foundation, did such a great job to get this foundation going to do so many good things in our community. For me, it’s just nice to be able to contribute.”