NHL 21 predicts long and prolific career for Nick Suzuki
According to NHL 21, Nick Suzuki will have a long and prolific career in the NHL. RDS Video Games had fun simulating the career of the young Habs striker.
Sixteen seasons, and a franchise record with the Montreal Canadiens, Suzuki is expected to play in the Bettman circuit until the age of 38 according to NHL 21. During his career, he will notably set a new mark in the Montreal organization by amassing 759 assists, ahead of Guy Lafleur (728 assists).
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Having participated in the playoffs only four times with the CH in 14 seasons – and having won no Stanley Cup – Suzuki decided to change address and end his career in Carolina, with the Hurricanes. In his first season, he was eliminated in the conference final during the playoffs. The following year, the Canes failed to qualify for the spring dance and Suzuki decided to hang on his skates.
Although he failed to win any individual honor, Suzuki will still be awarded the famous silver stick marking the plateau of 1000 games played in the NHL. He will end his career with 271 goals and 857 assists for a total of 1128 points in 1465 games. His best campaign will be that of 2034-35, his last in the uniform of the CH, during which he will accumulate a total of 91 points (13 goals, 78 assists).
For his part, the young Russian defenseman Alexander Romanov will also be destined to a successful career in the NHL, as he completes 15 seasons. Like his teammate Nick Suzuki, Romanov won no individual honor or Stanley Cup, but he still managed to reach the 1,000-game mark on the Bettman Tour.
After 14 seasons with the CH, Romanov will make one last attempt for the Cup, but in the uniform of the New York Rangers. He and his team will however be eliminated in the second round of the playoffs.
Romanov would finally end his career at the age of 36 with 641 points (153 goals and 488 assists) in 1,312 games. His best campaign was that of 2030-31, when he amassed a total of 62 points (12 goals and 50 assists), while maintaining a differential of +19.