Highest Shootout Shooting % in the last 3 seasons (min. 10 shots):
64.7 – Trevor Zegras
63.6 – Alex DeBrincat
60.0 – Artemi Panarin
60.0 – Frederik Gaudreau
53.9 – Nick Suzuki
He does more than just the Lacrosse move. pic.twitter.com/srCSNQ4cOZ
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) July 26, 2023
Who’s the Canadiens’ best shootout player? Nick Suzuki, of course. But did you know that the Tricolore captain is among the NHL’s elite in this regard?
Everyone knows about his famous spoon technique for beating goalies in shootouts, but Suzuki has more than one trick up his sleeve. NHL Network’s Mike Kelly even analyzed his work to show that he’s capable of scoring in a variety of ways thanks to his impressive ability to analyze the game.
– Mike Kelly (@MikeKellyNHL) December 13, 2022
But the most impressive player on this list is Quebecer Frédérick Gaudreau. He does a good job offensively, but to be the NHL’s fourth-best shootout player is truly incredible.
Back to Suzuki. The Canadiens’ captain has scored seven shootout goals in the last three seasons on just 13 attempts. If he continues at this pace, he may just approach the all-time record held by Jonathan Toews.
It’s pretty impressive to see Suzuki rank above great players like Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid or Alex Ovechkin for an offensive statistic.
– Disappointment for Montreal CF.
– Leagues Cup (@LeaguesCup) July 27, 2023
– CFM can at least take heart from this defeat of their rivals.
– Arcadio Marcuzzi 🇦🇷🇨🇦 (@_marcuzzi) July 27, 2023
– Angels want to keep Shohei.