Nick Suzuki

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Nick Suzuki
Born (1999-08-10) August 10, 1999 (age 19)
London, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Montreal Canadiens
Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
NHL Draft 13th overall, 2017
Vegas Golden Knights
Playing career 2018–present

Nicholas Suzuki (born August 10, 1999) is a Canadian junior ice hockey center. He currently plays for the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) as a prospect to the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Suzuki was drafted in the 1st round, 14th overall, in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection by the Owen Sound Attack.[1] In his 2016–17 OHL season he placed second in goals scored (45) and fifth in points (96), placed on the OHL All-Star second team and won the William Hanley Trophy for Most sportmanlike player.[2] On June 23, 2017 Suzuki was drafted in the 1st round, 13th overall, in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Vegas Golden Knights. On July 16, 2017, Suzuki agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Vegas Golden Knights.[3] Suzuki was invited to the Knights training camp before the 2017–18 season, however he was cut and reassigned to the OHL before the final roster was announced.[4] At the conclusion of the 2017–18 season, Suzuki was nominated for the Red Tilson Trophy and the William Hanley Trophy.[5] After Owen Sound Attack were eliminated from the 2018 OHL playoffs, Suzuki was reassigned to the Knights AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.[6]

Prior to the 2018–19 season, Suzuki was traded to the Montreal Canadiens, along with Tomáš Tatar and a 2019 second round draft pick, in exchange for their captain Max Pacioretty.[7]

Personal[edit]

He is the older brother of Barrie Colts forward Ryan Suzuki, and a relative of environmentalist David Suzuki.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2015–16 Owen Sound Attack OHL 63 20 18 38 4 6 2 0 2 0
2016–17 Owen Sound Attack OHL 65 45 51 96 10 17 8 15 23 10
2017–18 Owen Sound Attack OHL 64 42 58 100 18 11 3 9 12 2
2017–18 Chicago Wolves AHL 1 0 0 0 0
OHL totals 192 107 127 234 32 34 13 24 37 12

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2015 Canada White U17 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 1 3 4 2
2016 Canada IH18 5th 4 1 2 3 0
Junior totals 10 2 5 7 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ News Staff, Bayshore. "Attack Picks in 2015 OHL Draft". Bayshore Broadcasting. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Walker, Bill. "Suzuki named OHL most sportsmanlike player". Owen Sound Sun Times. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Golden Knights sign three first round picks to entry-level contracts". Vegas Golden Knights. 2017-07-16. Retrieved 2017-07-16. 
  4. ^ "Glass, Suzuki among eight players released from Golden Knights' camp". sportsnet.ca. September 22, 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2018. 
  5. ^ "OHL Announces 2017-18 Awards Finalists". ntariohockeyleague.com. April 4, 2018. Retrieved April 5, 2018. 
  6. ^ "SUZUKI, KYROU JOIN WOLVES FOR CALDER CUP RUN". chicagowolves.com. April 20, 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Golden Knights Acquire Max Pacioretty From The Montreal Canadiens". NHL.com. September 10, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Team Cherry Profiles – Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game". sherwin-williamstopprospects.ca. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Cody Glass
Vegas Golden Knights first round draft pick
2017
Succeeded by
Erik Brännström