Forward Nick Suzuki named captain of the Montreal Canadiens

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MONTREAL — Nick Suzuki is the new captain of the Montreal Canadiens.

Coach Martin St-Louis made the announcement Monday morning as part of the team's annual golf tournament at the Laval-sur-le-Lac golf club.

Suzuki, 23, becomes the youngest captain in team history.

He succeeds defenceman Shea Weber, who was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights in June.

Defenceman Joel Edmundson and forward Brendan Gallagher will serve as alternate captains.

Suzuki, who was Montreal's first-round pick (13th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, led the Canadiens in scoring last year with 21 goals and 40 assists for 61 points. Those totals were all career highs.

In 209 career games, Suzuki has scored 49 goals and 94 assists for 143 points.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 12, 2022.

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