Nick Suzuki names the two wingers he would like to have on his line

Published August 31, 2022 at 11:48

For the past few days, Montreal Canadiens forward Nick Suzuki, who could become the organization's next captain, has been increasingly present in the media.

After spending the entire summer in Montreal, Suzuki is preparing for the upcoming season and he has big ambitions:

Also, as reported by our colleagues at, Suzuki recently gave an interesting interview to Stu Cowan of The Gazette and he said quite a bit, precisely, about his preparation.

In particular, Suzuki revealed that he has been working out with the Tricolore's first overall pick in 2022, Juraj Slafkovsky, for some time.

Interestingly, Suzuki was not shy about saying that he could see himself playing on a trio with the young Slafkovsky and Cole Caufield.

We've been practicing together the last few weeks (Slafkovsky and I). We've gotten to know each other. On the ice, he's a lot tougher than I thought. He does the right things. He also likes to pass the puck, not just shoot. He goes to the net.

He would be a good addition to our trio, along with Caufield. We'll have to play well together for Marty (Martin St. Louis) to be on the same trio, so we'll see what the future holds, but it would be interesting."

- Nick Suzuki

Obviously, the final decision will be up to head coach Martin St. Louis, and Suzuki definitely doesn't want to put any pressure on him, but the CH's top center is clearly up for, literally, taking Slafkovsky under his wing.

If the two forwards have a good camp and perform well together, Martin St-Louis might be tempted to take him on, or at least try him out to start the season.

Would you immediately put Slafkovsky with Suzuki and Caufield? It must be said that Josh Anderson is also a good candidate for this position, especially since Suzuki loves to play with him as well.

August 31   |   379 answers
Nick Suzuki names the two wingers he would like to have on his line

If it was your decision, who would you place on the trio of Suzuki and Caufield?

Juraj Slafkovsky18448.5 %
Josh Anderson14538.3 %
Jonathan Drouin338.7 %
Mike Hoffman174.5 %
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