Montreal Canadiens' prospect Nick Suzuki and his Guelph Storm teammates are off to the Memorial Cup after an incredible OHL playoff run.
Suzuki was a major part of the Storm's success and was awarded the OHL Playoff MVP Award.
After the tough loss to Guelph, Ottawa 67's coach Andre Tourigny spoke to 98.5fm and was asked about Suzuki.
Tourigny pointed out that Suzuki is far from a one dimensional player.
"He makes good decisions all over the ice. He's very smart. He reads the game. He's always in position and protects the puck. When he has the puck, it's really hard to get it away from him. He's good on faceoffs, shorthanded, on the powerplay. He blocks shots. He's a good hockey player."
"Any coach will tell you that he's a hockey player. You don't have to look at the game clock before sending him on the ice or worry about who's jumping on the ice for the other team. You can send him into play anytime, in any situation, he gets the job done."
When asked to compare him to a current NHL player, Tourigny made a pretty interesting selection and one he's already coached.
"The coaches will love him. He wins hockey games. The Canadiens' will love him for a long time... Comparisons are always difficult but I would chose Ryan O'Reilly. That's the kind of player he is. No matter who Suzuki plays with he makes his teammates play better. The same was with O'Reilly who I've already coached. Suzuki won't disappoint it's a safe sure, sure thing."