Following the incident training camp, the Montreal Canadians decided to start the regular season with good news, extending an eight-year contract and announcing a $ 63 million, deal with Nick Suzuki on Tuesday.
The new deal will run from the 2022-2023 to 2029-2030 seasons and will bring the 22-year-old center an average of $ 7.875 million. Suzuki will become CH’s best-paying striker ahead of Brendan Gallagher ($ 6.5 million) in the next campaign.
“We are very pleased to be receiving Nick’s services for the next eight seasons,” General Manager Mark Bergewin said in a brief statement.
Ontario has 82 points from 127 career National Hockey League games. In 2020-2021, he showed a crop of 41 points in 56 games, the second-best total among the Blue-Blank-Roose forwards.
He is expected to occupy a prominent position at the top of the squad this season.
In September 2018, Suzuki was acquired along with Thomas Tatar in a deal that sent former CH captain Max Pacioretti to Vegas Golden Knights. He was the first round pick of the Nevada team in 2017 (13th overall).