I really am digging this CHL card set created by Upper Deck. It’s got all the great, young talent coming into the NHL within the next few years. This blog brings us to Nick Suzuki of the Owen Sound Attack and the 13th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Vegas Knights.
It’s pretty clear that the Knights have set themselves up for some major success, with the drafting of high end talent like Cody Glass, Suzuki and Erik Brannstrom all in the first round. It’s pretty amazing to see that they were able to pull of gathering two more draft picks through some shifty GMing by George McPhee.
Back to Nick, it’ll be interesting to see how well he performs in his D+1 season now that he’s gotten a bit more experience in the OHL playoffs as well as playing pro hockey. Recently, he was reassigned to the Chicago Wolves, the Knights’ affiliate team in the AHL, and managed to play a game for them. Although the game itself was a single game, the experience being around those players and learning from them is the most useful use of his time.