Montreal Canadiens cemented a portion of its future by awarding an eight-year, $63 million contract to redirect Nick Suzuki on Tuesday.
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“It’s something both sides want,” Suzuki said at a press conference. I love Montreal and playing with the Canadians for the next nine years is something I wanted too. My family and I are very happy.”
This new agreement will be in effect from the 2022-2023 season until 2029-2030. This would bring the athlete an average of $7.875 million. In doing so, Suzuki will become CH’s top striker – ahead of Brendan Gallagher ($6.5 million) – next season.
“I feel good because I know people believe in me, whether it’s Jeff [Molson]Mark [Bergevin] Or the technical staff, the 22-year-old added. I want to prove to them that I am a good component of this team and that I can help them as best I can.”
Ontarians have 82 points in 127 NHL games. In 2020-2021, Harvest showed 41 points in 56 games, the second best total among Bleu-Blanc-Rouge strikers.
Pay for the meal
Suzuki is expected to take center stage at the top of the team this season, along with wingers Tyler Toffoli and Cole Caufield.
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“It’s great that a player has been rewarded in this way,” Toffoli said. We are all proud of him and congratulate him.”
“We hope he’ll invite us to dinner,” the veteran joked.
Remember, Suzuki was acquired by Thomas Tatar in the deal that sent former CH captain Max Paciorte to the Vegas Golden Knights in September 2018. He was a first-round pick (13th overall) in the team’s formation.Nevada in 2017.
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