Canadiens name Nick Suzuki 31st captain in franchise history

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Montreal Canadiens basic supervisor Kent Hughes revealed on Monday that the group has actually called Nick Suzuki as the 31st captain in franchise history. Suzuki will prosper seasoned defenseman Shea Weber, who had actually formerly worked as group captain from 2018 to 2022. The 23-year old center ends up being the youngest captain in Canadiens history.

The Canadiens likewise revealed that defenseman Joel Edmundson and winger Brendan Gallagher will function as the group’s alternate captains.

Suzuki is coming off of a season in which he signed up a career-best 61 points (20 objectives and 41 helps) and appeared in his very first NHL All-Star Game. He led the group in points (61), helps (41), and power-play objectives (8) while appearing in all 82 routine season video games.

In October 2021, Suzuki signed an eight-year, $63 million agreement extension to stay with the Canadiens through the 2029-30 project. 

Suzuki was initially chosen with the No. 13 choice in the 2017 NHL Draft by the Vegas Golden Knights. In September 2018, Suzuki was traded to the Canadiens in addition to Tomas Tatar and a second-round choice in exchange for veteran winger Max Pacioretty. He debuted with the Canadiens to start the 2019-20 season and was called to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team. During his three-year profession, the London, Ont. native has actually taped 143 points (49 objectives and 94 helps) in 209 profession video games. 

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