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Nick Suzuki: one of the NHL’s best in shootouts

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?

According to a statistic compiled by Big Head Hockey, Suzuki ranks 5th in the entire NHL for shootout efficiency over the past three seasons.

Suzuki has a 53.9% success percentage in shootouts. Personally, I was sure he was even better than that. He often saved the Habs in shootouts.

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.

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.

In fact, Gaudreau is the NHL player who scored the most shootout goals last season. He has 8, which is 3 more than his closest pursuer.

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.

The Blackhawks captain has 52 in his entire career.

It’s pretty impressive to see Suzuki rank above great players like Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid or Alex Ovechkin for an offensive statistic.

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– CFM can at least take heart from this defeat of their rivals.

– Angels want to keep Shohei.

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