MONTREAL - Forward Nick Suzuki is the Molson Cup recipient for the month of February. He earns the honor for the first time in his career.
Suzuki was selected first star of the game once (on February 6 against Anaheim), second star on two occasions (February 1 versus Florida and February 18 at Detroit) as well as third star once (on February 15 against Dallas). He finished ahead of teammates Carey Price and Jeff Petry.
The 20-year-old forward led the team in the last month in power play goals and points (2 and 5). Suzuki tied for second on the team in points (10), tied for third in goals (4) and shots (35), and ranked fourth in assists (6).
Suzuki co-led all NHL rookies in February in power play goals. He also concluded the last month tied for second in power play points, ranked third in shots, and tied for third in goals, assists and points, earning consideration for the NHL's rookie of the month honor.
Suzuki will be presented with the Molson Cup during a ceremony prior to the Tuesday, March 10 game against the Nashville Predators at the Bell Centre.