Nick Suzuki is 31 years olde Captain in Montreal Canadiens history.
Posted at 9:04 am
Head coach Martin St-Louis made the announcement early Monday, as the organization began its traditional golf tournament for the new season.
At 23, Suzuki became the youngest captain in the franchise’s history.
No one wore the “C” last season. Shea Weber is still the captain, but injuries have kept him out of the club’s entourage. General manager Kent Hughes has already warned that a new captain will be appointed this season. The suspense did not last long.
“It’s an honor,” Suzuki told members of the media gathered in Laval-sur-le-Lac for the golf tournament.
“It’s a privilege I’ve been given. The team is moving in a good direction, and I couldn’t be more excited. »
Martin Saint-Louis pitched the idea to Suzuki as part of a repechage in Montreal in early July. “He told me to take time to think about it, asked me if I felt ready, the center player explained. I took a month to think about it, then I met with Kent Hughes, Jeff Gorton and Geoff Molson. I told them I was ready. »
“I think it’s a big responsibility. I want to be more involved in the community. I’ve been here in the summer, seen the city differently and enjoyed this…