Team: Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
Date of Birth: August 10, 1999
Place of Birth: London, ON
Weight: 184 lbs.
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
|2014-2015||London Jr. Knights Min Mdgt AAA||AHMMPL||31||34||34||68||16|
|London Jr. Knights Min Mdgt AAA||OHL Cup||6||2||4||6||2|
|2015-2016||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||63||20||18||38||4|
|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|
This 2G, 3A game against Guelph does a nice job of showing off his skills on both sides of the puck.