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2017 Draft Prospect Profiles - Nick Suzuki

His draft stock is rising despite his smaller size
Nick Suzuki of the Owen Sound Attack
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Nick Suzuki

Position: Centre
Team: Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
Date of Birth: August 10, 1999
Place of Birth: London, ON
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 184 lbs.
Shoots: Right

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A talented forward with a good bit of hockey sense and strong scoring ability, but his draft stock has been up and down wildly because of his size.

As one of the latest birthdays in the 2017 draft class, there’s a good chance that Nick Suzuki could grow and develop is body more after being selected, and there’s every indication that he has the kind of offensive skills and vision that should translated well to the NHL level. Scouts have mentioned his speed could use improvement, but with the right coaching and development work that’s an other area that can improve quite quickly.

It’s not certain if he’ll be in the mix when Columbus steps to the podium, but if he is I wouldn’t be surprised to hear his name called, giving the Blue Jackets another strong center prospect for their pipeline.

Nick Suzuki Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
2014-2015 London Jr. Knights Min Mdgt AAA AHMMPL 31 34 34 68 16
Team Ontario CWG 6 3 1 4 0
London Jr. Knights Min Mdgt AAA OHL Cup 6 2 4 6 2
London Nationals GOJHL 1 0 1 1 0
Team ALLIANCE OGC-16 5 3 3 6 0
2015-2016 Owen Sound Attack OHL 63 20 18 38 4
Team White U17-Dev 3 0 2 2 2
Canada White U17 WHC-17 6 1 3 4 2
2016-2017 Canada U18 Hlinka Memorial 4 1 2 3 0
Owen Sound Attack OHL 65 45 51 96 10
Nick Suzuki Stats Elite Prospects

Highlights

This 2G, 3A game against Guelph does a nice job of showing off his skills on both sides of the puck.