MONTREAL — A number of of Quebec’s main occasion leaders say new Montreal Canadiens captain Nick Suzuki must study French.
Coalition Avenir Québec chief François Legault stated the Habs made an “excellent choice,” describing the middle as one of many workforce’s finest gamers, earlier than including that Suzuki now has to study French.
The Canadiens introduced the appointment of the 23-year-old Ontario native because the workforce’s captain on Monday. He has performed for the Canadiens for 3 seasons after being acquired from Las Vegas in a commerce.
Liberal Chief Dominique Anglade advised reporters it will be factor if Suzuki realized French, including that residing in Quebec is a chance to study the language. Parti Québécois Chief Paul St-Pierre Plamondon described Suzuki as a “very good choice” for captain however added that it’s important for the Habs captain to study French as a result of the place entails a bond with a Quebec fan base that has supported the workforce for generations.
“It’s a true honor for me and a privilege,” Suzuki advised reporters earlier than the feedback from the occasion leaders. “This team’s headed in a great direction, and I couldn’t be more excited to be the captain and represent the team. It means a lot, just to see the respect the management, teammates, (and) coaches have for me. I know it’s a big role, but I think I’m ready for it.”
Taking part in all 82 video games final season, Suzuki led the Canadiens in scoring with 21 targets and 40 assists for 61 factors. These totals have been all profession highs, although the workforce completed final within the Jap Convention in a season marred by harm.
“There’s been a lot of highs and lows, a lot of learning experiences,” stated Suzuki, whose great-grandparents emigrated to Canada from Japan. “I think I’ve got to handle each situation really well, just lead by example again. It’s a privilege to have that pressure on you. We want to win hockey games and that’s the biggest reason we’re here.”