Suzuki gets Hockey Canada Invite to World Junior Showcase
On Wednesday afternoon, Hockey Canada released its 40 player invitee list for the 2018 Sport Chek World Junior Showcase slated for July 28 to August 4 in Kamloops, B.C. The event that will help shape Team Canada’s roster for the 2019 World Junior championship included Owen Sound Attack centre Nick Suzuki.
One of only four OHL players to hit the century mark for points during the 2017-18 season, Suzuki scored 42 times while adding 58 assists. This followed up a 96 point campaign in 2016-17.
The native of London, Ontario has previously competed for Canada on the international stage donning the Canada White as part of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in 2015-16. In six games he had one goal and three assists. In 2017-18 he was one of Hockey Canada’s last cuts for what turned out to be a gold medal winning team at the World Junior Championships.
“Nick has continued to grow as a player and its no surprise to any Attack fans that he has once again been recognized by Hockey Canada as a top prospect for the World Junior hockey team” said Attack General Manager Dale DeGray. “I am sure he will represent our city and organization well.”
Nick was selected 13th overall by the Vegas Golden Knights at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and has won back-to-back William Hanley Trophies for the Ontario Hockey Leagues Most Sportsmanlike Player.