Future Watch: Nick Suzuki Rookie Hockey Cards, Canadiens

Future Watch: Nick Suzuki Rookie Hockey Cards, CanadiensFuture Watch: Nick Suzuki Rookie Hockey Cards, CanadiensNick Suzuki was drafted by the Las Vegas Golden Knights with the 13th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. He was thought to be a big building block in their future.

In 2015-16, he got a nice start to his career playing for Owen Sound. In 63 games he had 20 goals and 38 points.

The next season the talented pivot had 96 points in 65 games with 45 goals with only 10 PIMS. That shows that he can match up against the best and not take dumb penalties. He added 12 points in 11 postseason games as well. After his season was over, he got to play in one playoff game for the Chicago Wolves in the AHL.

Before the next season started, he was traded from the Knights to the Montreal Canadiens.

In 2018-19, he was now the captain for Owen Sound and that inspired him to score 22 goals and 23 assists in just 30 games. Then he was traded to the Guelph Storm. In 29 games for them, he had 12 goals and 37 assists. What a year! He went to the Memorial Cup, Guelph was the host team, and he didn’t disappoint scoring 16 goals and 42 points in total in 24 games. They didn’t win it all but it was a great season. He won the Wayne Gretzky Award as the OHL playoff MVP. He was also voted the Most Sportsmanlike Player in the Memorial Cup.

He’s represented his country for Team Canada in the World Junior Championship and someday the World Championship for sure. His next goal was to make the NHL roster in Montreal.

Here’s a look at him in action:

Collectors can get his 2019-20 Upper Deck Series 2 Young Guns Rookie Card as well as rookies in O-Pee-Chee, Black Diamond, Allure and a Canvas Young Guns in Series 1 hockey.

Suzuki made the Canadiens out of training camp. In his first 64 games, he had 13 goals and 27 helpers. Those weren’t Calder Finalist numbers but very solid. He’s a sleeper in the Series 2 set.

Future Watch: Nick Suzuki Rookie Hockey Cards, Canadiens – Stats

NHL Standard career statistics
Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOW FOL FO% BLK HIT TK GV Awards
2019-20 20 MTL NHL 64 13 27 40 -10 6 7 6 0 1 19 8 0 116 11.2 191 1018 15:54 267 298 47.3 29 53 27 32
Career 1 yr NHL 64 13 27 40 -10 6 7 6 0 1 19 8 0 116 11.2 191 1018 15:54 267 298 47.3 29 53 27 32
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/25/2020.

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