Nick Suzuki became the youngest captain of the Montreal Canadiens!
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Nick Suzuki received a huge honor. He became the captain of the Montreal Canadiens. An even more interesting fact is that he is the youngest captain of this team ever. Nick could not hide his delight and is aware of the responsibility.
"It's an honor for me to become captain of the Montreal Canadiens," Suzuki said for NHL.com "It's a true honor for me and a privilege. This team is headed in a great direction and I couldn't be more excited to be the captain and represent the team.
It means a lot just to see the respect that the management, teammates, coaches have for me. I know it's a big role but I think I'm ready for it, and there's a bright future here and I'm excited to be part of it."
Jeff Gorton on Nick Suzuki
Canadiens executive vice president Jeff Gorton emphasized how mature a player Nick is, so it's no wonder why he was given the role of captain.
"The thing about Nick, sometimes you talk to a 23-year-old, he feels like he's 18, but Nick is the opposite,"Gordon said. "He's a very even-keeled guy. When I talk to him, I feel like he's 30 years old and I feel like he's been in the League a long time, even though he hasn't.
I think Nick is a great fit for where we are and where we're going." Shea Weber was the former captain of this team for a long time. Suzuki had a phone conversation with him in which Weber must have given him some guidance.
"I spoke to 'Webby,'" Suzuki said. "I had a phone call with him, just talking to him about what he experienced, and obviously I got to see it firsthand of how great a leader he was. We had a great talk and he really made me comfortable and thinking I could do it."