Last Word On Hockey

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Top six playmaking center with all the tools to be a high volume points producer at the NHL level.


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February 2020 – After getting traded from Barrie to Saginaw, Suzuki has been on a tear, tallying 28 points in 18 games 11G-17A. One of the best pure playmakers in the Carolina system, Suzuki has continued to make progress scoring the puck as he has upped his projected goal output. He continues to show his phenomenal hands and touch while continuing to get stronger. Effort level has been questioned at times in the past, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him play in Charlotte next year for the Checkers. Jack LeGwin

June 2018 – As the first round moved on, a few forwards slipped farther than the consensus expected. Suzuki is a consummate playmaker, and as a pass first center he sees the ice better than most players in this draft. The pivot does a terrific job of setting his line-mates up in high-danger scoring chances both at even strength and on the power play.

He will continue to add weight and improve on the defensive side of the puck over the next couple developmental seasons, but expect him to be among the OHL’s top scorers in his draft plus one season. He’s certainly a guy who should go higher than 28 in dynasty league drafts based on his offensive ceiling. Kevin LeBlanc

June 2018 – The Carolina Hurricanes have selected Ryan Suzuki with the 28th pick in the 2019 draft.  Kevin LeBlanc

Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 8
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 28, 2001
Height 6‘0”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 1; Overall: 28


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 West Coast Selects U12WSI U126 2 13 0|        
 2015-2016 London Jr. Knights U15 AAAALLIANCE U15- - -- -|        
  London Jr. Knights U15 AAAOHF Bantam AAA6 3 69 2|        
  West Coast Selects U15WSI U156 0 22 2|        
 2016-2017 London Jr. Knights U16 AAAALLIANCE U1632 19 4059 10|Playoffs11 9 1322
  London NationalsGOJHL1 2 02 0|Playoffs6 1 23
  London Jr. Knights U16 AAAOHL Cup6 1 45 6|        
 2017-2018 Team Red U17-Dev3 1 23 0|        
  Barrie ColtsOHL64 14 3044 10|Playoffs12 1 34
  Canada Red U17WHC-176 3 47 2|        
 2018-2019 Barrie ColtsOHL65 25 5075 14|        
  Canada U18WJC-185 0 11 0|        
  Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 1 78 4|        
  OHL All-StarsJr Super Series1 0 00 0|        
 2019-2020 Barrie ColtsOHL21 5 1823 16|        
  Saginaw SpiritOHL23 13 2235 8|