2017 NHL Entry Draft

Nick Suzuki

NICK SUZUKICanada

VEGAS • ROUND: 1 OVERALL: 13

 

Previous Team: Owen Sound Attack (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 11

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 5-10¾ • Weight: 187 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: Aug. 10, 1999 • Hometown: London, Ontario

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: London Jr. Knighs (Ontario Bantam AAA)
OHL Priority Selection: 2015 by Owen Sound (Round 1, No. 14)
OHL Debut: Sept. 25, 2015 (Owen Sound at Kitchener)
First OHL Goal: Sept. 25, 2015 (Owen Sound at Kitchener)

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "The sense among scouts is Suzuki gets the short shrift when it comes to his accomplishments and his standing as a prospect. They talk about him being undersized, how he's not flashy, and how he's not the greatest skater, but then you look and see he finished four shy of a 100-ponit season." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Dangerous player offensively. Finds holes, gets open, and steals pucks. Very good shot and willing to shoot. Finds seams. Lacks size, but can play in traffic." (Dennis MacInnis, ISS Director of Scouting)

• "He’s just good. He did everything you wanted to see. He’s smart, quick, strong on the puck -- he makes the other guys better because he moves it so well. He shares the puck and makes guys better." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "I think he’s a smart player with good hands but he’s not an energetic or dynamic guy. I think that’s why some people don’t think that much of him despite the points he posted this year." (Anonymous NHL Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Extremely clutch player is able to elevate his game at crucial moments. Always looking to force the action and is relentless in puck pursuit. Not big, but always aggressive. He's a real puck hounds with a knack for arriving in scoring areas just as a teammate is looking for an outlet." (Red Line Report)