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The Ultimate Player... with Nick Suzuki

The Canadiens prospect builds his Ultimate Player based on a list of several highly-coveted hockey-related characteristics

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier. Translated by Matt Cudzinowski. @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - From Gretzky to Crosby, and Lemieux to Lafleur, every player has envied at least one aspect of another player's game over the course of their career. With that in mind, we asked prospect Nick Suzuki to build his Ultimate Player based on a list of several highly-coveted hockey-related characteristics.

HANDS: PATRICK KANE

I think he has the best hands in the NHL. It's really impressive to see him stickhandle around players.

STRENGTH: ZDENO CHARA

He's the most imposing player in the League. I know he trains really hard.

VISION: MITCH MARNER

It's just about the way he leads the power play and the passes he manages to make.

SHOT: ALEX OVECHKIN

He probably has the best shot since entering the League.

SPEED: CONNOR MCDAVID

I had the chance to skate with him. His speed is incredible.

HEART: BRENDAN GALLAGHER

He always shows up in big moments and plays with a lot of heart.

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