Nick Suzuki

Nick Suzuki

24-Year-Old CenterC
Montreal Canadiens
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Suzuki has surpassed the 60-point plateau in each of the past two seasons. He concluded the 2022-23 campaign with career-highs in goals (26) and points (66). Suzuki, who has appeared in all 82 games in back-to-back years, also contributed 17 power-play points and three shorthanded goals. He has picked up 40 helpers in each of the last two campaigns, which stands a good chance to increase in 2023-24 if Cole Caufield manages to stay healthier. Look for Suzuki to flirt with the 70-point mark this season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed an eight-year, $63 million contract extension with the Canadiens in October of 2021.
Logs power-play goal
CMontreal Canadiens
April 7, 2024
Suzuki scored a power-play goal and had an even-strength assist in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Toronto. He added six shots and one block to his line.
ANALYSIS
Suzuki one-timed a behind-the-back feed from Juraj Slafkovsky for Montreal's first tally, answering four consecutive goals scored by the Leafs. The captain also assisted on Cole Caufield's goal later in the same period. Suzuki now has a career-high 41 assists and needs six more points over the final six games to reach 80 points.
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2023–24 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    21:16
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:38
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:58
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2021–22
20:31
3:05
1:30
2022–23
21:06
3:21
1:39
2023–24
21:16
3:38
0:58
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Declines World Championship invite
CMontreal Canadiens
April 19, 2024
Suzuki has decided not to play in the 2024 IIHF World Championship, Darren Dreger of TSN reports Friday.
ANALYSIS
Suzuki is coming off a career year in which he crossed both the 30-goal and 75-point thresholds for the first time in his five-year NHL career. The 24-year-old center's productivity was bolstered by the fact he racked up 31 points with the man advantage. Suzuki should be expected to continue featuring as the No. 1 center next year.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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No NHL club finished with a worse record a season ago than the Canadiens, but Montreal's struggles allowed Suzuki to get a ton of playing time and he ran with the opportunity. Suzuki played in all 82 games, posting career highs in goals (21), assists (40), points (61), shots on goal (186) and power-play points (20). Suzuki's minus-29 rating was horrifying, but that should revert back to the mean this coming year assuming the Habs improve as a team. After all, they can't be any worse. Suzuki will play this entire year at age 23, so there could very easily be some more offensive production forthcoming for the No. 13 overall pick from 2017.
Suzuki stormed out of the gates in 2020-21, reaching the scoresheet in each of his first seven games and nine of his first 10. By season's end, he had matched his rookie point total of 41 (despite playing in 15 fewer games) while tallying a career-high 15 goals. Suzuki followed it up with a strong postseason performance, collecting 16 points in 22 contests and displaying terrific chemistry with diminutive dynamo Cole Caufield. Now the unquestioned No. 1 center in Montreal, Suzuki appears poised to take another significant leap in his third year.
Suzuki played pretty well as a 20-year-old rookie in 2019-20, notching 13 goals, 28 assists and 14 power-play points in 71 regular-season contests before adding four goals and seven points in 10 games during Montreal's brief playoff run. His role should grow somewhat substantially in his second full NHL season - he's expected to center the Canadiens' first line and top power-play unit to open the campaign - which should lead to a noticeable boost in his rate of production. A 16-plus goal, 50-plus point pace with substantial power-play production is definitely on the table for Suzuki in 2020-21, making him worthy of a mid-to-late round pick in this year's fantasy drafts.
Suzuki finished off a successful 2018-19 campaign in style, racking up 16 goals and 42 points in 24 playoff games with the Guelph Storm en route to an OHL championship. The Canadiens' top prospect was named playoff MVP for his efforts. The 2017 first-round pick also enjoyed a fantastic regular season, notching 94 points in 59 games split between the Storm and Owen Sound. Suzuki will turn 20 in August, so the juniors will be in his rearview mirror in 2019-20. He's expected to take his game to AHL Laval where he and fellow prospect Ryan Poehling will anchor the Rocket's offense. He'll probably remain at center for the majority of the upcoming campaign, but may be asked to play the wing if the big club is in need of reinforcements up front. Suzuki is likely still a year away from fantasy relevancy, but he should be owned in all dynasty leagues, and will be worth a waiver claim in redraft formats as a potential spot starter if and when he's called up to the show.
Suzuki racked up an impressive 100 points in 64 outings for OHL Owen Sound last season and appeared ready to compete for a spot in the Vegas roster. Instead, the versatile forward finds himself shipped off to Montreal, where he will almost certainly have to move to wing -- something he is more than capable of -- in order to break into the lineup. Despite his upside, the youngster will likely start the year in the minors with AHL Laval, but don't be surprised to see him earn his NHL debut at some point this season.
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Pots two in win
CMontreal Canadiens
April 3, 2024
Suzuki scored two goals, including one on the power play, in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Panthers. He also had six shots, one block and two penalty minutes.
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Reaches 30 goals
CMontreal Canadiens
March 29, 2024
Suzuki scored a power-play goal on one shot, assisted on a goal and added two hits in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.
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Responds quickly
CMontreal Canadiens
March 27, 2024
Suzuki scored a goal on three shots, blocked one shot, delivered one hit and was assessed two penalty minutes in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Colorado.
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Pair of points lead to win
CMontreal Canadiens
March 24, 2024
Suzuki had a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Kraken.
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Sets new career high
CMontreal Canadiens
March 20, 2024
Suzuki scored a goal on one shot and had three hits in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Edmonton.
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