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VANCOUVER - The Carolina Hurricanes selected Ryan Suzuki with the 28th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.
Here are some quick facts about the 18-year-old centerman to help you get acquainted with the newest member of the Hurricanes' organization.
- He's a left-shooting center who measures in at 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds.
- He was selected first overall by the Barrie Colts in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection Draft.
- He was teammates with Andrei Svechnikov during the 2017-18 season in Barrie.
- He served as an alternate captain for Barrie in the 2018-19 season and led the team with 75 points (25g, 50a) in 65 games.
- His brother, Nick, was drafted 13th overall by the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017 and is now a member of the Montreal Canadiens' organization.
- He is one-quarter Japanese.
- He already knows how to do the Storm Surge and called the celebration "always good fun."
Video: 2019 NHL Draft: Ryan Suzuki Celebrates with Family
- His go-to karaoke song is "Love Story" by Taylor Swift ("T-Swift").