The Guelph Storm has announced that they have acquired Montreal Canadiens prospect Nick Suzuki from the Owen Sound Attack. Over four seasons with Owen Sound, Suzuki has recorded 129 goals, 150 assists for 279 points in 222 regular season games.
“Nick is one of the premier players in the CHL and possesses elite offensive tools,” said Storm General Manager and Head Coach, George Burnett. “His world class, game-breaking skill is a very exciting thing to add to our lineup.”
BREAKING | Storm acquire forwards Nick Suzuki & Zach Roberts, and defenseman Sean Durzi from the Owen Sound Attack in exchange for forwards Zach Poirier & Barret Kirwin, defenseman Mark Woolley, and picks.
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In addition to Suzuki, the Storm also acquired forward Zachary Roberts, and defenseman Sean Durzi from Owen Sound in exchange for forwards Zachary Poirier and Barret Kirwin, defenseman Mark Woolley, and four draft picks.
Suzuki’s NHL rights were acquired by the Canadiens from the Vegas Golden Knights as part of the Max Pacioretty deal. Suzuki was selected by Vegas in the first round (13th overall) at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
This season, Suzuki has 22 goals and 23 assists for 45 points as captain of Owen Sound. The 19-year-old appeared in five games for Team Canada at the recently completed 2019 World Junior Championship. Suzuki recorded three assists.
Suzuki will join Team Canada teammates Mackenzie Entwhistle and Markus Phillips in Guelph also recently acquired as the Storm load up for a playoff run. The Storm have a 20-12-7 record this season and are in second place in the OHL’s Midwest Division.
with notes from Elias Laradi, Staff Writer, All Habs Hockey Magazine