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Storm’s Suzuki records 300th career point

 

Nick Suzuki set up Dmitri Samorukov for a Family Day overtime winner, helping the Guelph Storm overcome the visiting Flint Firebirds 5-4 while recording his 300th career point in the process.

The 19-year-old London, Ont. native has put together a successful OHL career, earning back-to-back OHL Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year honours while reaching the 100-point plateau as a member of the Owen Sound Attack in 2017-18.

279 of Suzuki’s 300 points came with Owen Sound where he finished second to Bobby Ryan in franchise history with 129 career goals over three and a half seasons.

Since joining the Storm alongside fellow Attack teammates Markus PhillipsSean Durzi and Zach Roberts, Suzuki has recorded 21 points (5-16–21) over 17 contests as Guelph sits second in the Midwest Division with a record of 30-16-6-4.

Originally Owen Sound’s first round (14th overall) pick in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection from the London Jr. Knights, Suzuki has been reunited with minor midget teammate Isaac Ratcliffe in Guelph. He was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the first round (13th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft before being dealt to Montreal in a deal that also involved star winger Max Pacioretty in September 2018.

Suzuki, who was a Second Team OHL All-Star in 2016-17, also has an accomplished international resume having won gold with Canada White at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and represented Canada at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament as well as the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

Suzuki becomes the first Storm player to record his 300th career regular season point since Martin St. Pierre last reached the milestone in 2004.

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