Dominique Ducharme gives his interesting perspective on the appointment of Nick Suzuki as captain

Published September 14, 2022 at 11:13
BY JEFF DROUIN

The nomination of Nick Suzuki as the 31st captain in the history of the organization has caused much talk since Monday. On Tuesday night, it was the turn of his former coach, Dominique Ducharme, to comment on the appointment on Martin Lemay's BPM Sports.

Ducharme is the most recent coach, besides Martin St-Louis, to have coached Suzuki. So he was able to see him grow within the organization and has a very good idea of the value of not only the player but especially the man. For the former coach, this appointment was inevitable.

"I think everybody knew he was going to be a captain. By his personality, by the way he behaves. It was just a matter of time." - Dominique Ducharme

"For me, Nick, he's a guy that when the moments are important, that's when he's at his best. He needs to feel challenged, he needs to feel like he can make a difference in important moments. That's where he's always played his best hockey." - Dominique Ducharme



For Ducharme, there is no doubt that Suzuki is ready, especially because he was very well trained by good veterans such as Shea Weber, Corey Perry, Eric Staal and Carey Price to name a few. This experience can't be bought according to Ducharme. Even if Nick will have his own style, he will be able to draw on what he has experienced with his mentors over the past few years.

Listening to the ex-coach, we can't wait to see Suzuki in action. Especially when we know that this season will not be any easier than last...

You can listen to the full clip here.
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