Playmaking winger with great hands and good size. Needs to continue to round out his game but could become a middle-six point producing winger at the NHL level.
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September 2022 – Suzdalev decided to join the WHL for 2022-23 playing for the team that drafted him the Regina Pats. He signed his three-year ELC this off season with Washington. There are two ways to look at this development. One is that the potential for tougher competition earlier is gone, as he will not be climbing the Swedish leagues. The second is that he gets to play with Connor Bedard, and work on his skill, likely rocketing him prospect depth charts in all keeper leagues. Pat Quinn
July 2022 – Suzdalev was selected by the Capitals with the 70th pick in the draft as the Capitals are betting on upside with this late pick. Pat Quinn
February 2022 – For a projected mid-round pick, Suzdalev has a great offensive toolbox. He is creative and deceptive with the puck and is consistently able to beat opponents using his hands. In addition, he is an adept passer with good vision. He certainly sees his role as a playmaker but he can finish as well, especially around the crease. His offensive capabilities make him a lock on HV71’s J20 squad’s first powerplay unit.
Suzdalev needs to improve his off-puck play. At times, his movement without the puck on his stick seems to be without intention. He appears disconnected from the game and behind the play, generally in the defensive and neutral zones. He also needs to improve his defensive reads. Suzdalev tries to keep the puck and opponent on the outside, and is fairly successful, but could play a more engaged defensive game. Beyond keeping the puck near the boards, he doesn’t consistently force turnovers or effectively pressure an opponent.
Currently, in the J20 Nationell playoffs, Suzdalev has continued his point-per-game pace. He has recorded three assists in a game twice during the postseason. Alexa Potack
|2016-2017||Sweden Selects U13||WSI U13||7||1||1||2||2||||
|2017-2018||Boro/Vetlanda HC U16||U16 Div.1||7||13||8||21||2||||
|Boro/Vetlanda HC J18||J18 Div.2||12||6||8||14||4||||
|Boro/Vetlanda HC J20||J20 Div.1||1||0||0||0||0||||
|2018-2019||Boro/Vetlanda HC U16||U16 Div.1||6||10||9||19||8||||
|Sweden Selects U15||WSI U15||5||1||1||2||0||||
|Boro/Vetlanda HC J18||J18 Div.2||14||18||17||35||6||||