C Ryan Suzuki - Barrie Colts, OHL (2019, 28th, CAR)

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  1. 93LEAFS Registered User

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    Get drafted first in the OHL draft, you deserve a page. Excited to see what he can do with Barrie. If he combines his brothers smarts with better skating and a bigger frame, he'll be a hell of a player.

    http://ontariohockeyleague.com/arti...erall-pick-in-the-2017-ohl-priority-selection

    Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League in association with the Barrie Colts Hockey Club today announced that 15-year-old forward Ryan Suzuki of the ALLIANCE’s London Jr. Knights will be the first overall pick in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.

    The announcement was made at a news conference held today in Barrie where Suzuki was introduced to local media.

     
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    Anyone know who he compares to playing style wise?
     
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    Hate comparables. He plays like Ryan Suzuki.

    As far as his playing style, have watched him no less than a dozen times this season. Excellent skating, fantastic vision and puck skills that makes a scout drool. Prefers to set up plays, but can score as well. Has the ability to slow the play down and control it.

    Down side is his motor. Doesn't compete hard when the going gets tough, and can absolutely disappear. When this happens, he's a completely replaceable part. Spends the most of his time on the perimeter looking to make a pretty pass into the tough areas because he doesn't like going there himself.

    Amazing talent, suffice to say he isn't my 1st overall in my rankings.
     
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    So...kind of like Mitch Marner?
     
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    If you are knocking a guys motor then he isn't like Marner. Marner si always trying to win the puck.
     
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    description wise, it sounds more like Matt Barzal than Marner.
     
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    Any relation to famous Canadian David Suzuki?
     
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    I think a 2nd cousin or something along those lines.
     
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    Glad more Japanese (Even if Japanese Canadians) are stepping into the NHL. Japan is the best place to find hockey lovers in East Asia. I just hope he is a good role model and not only plays awesome hockey but also is a good role model off the ice (Does charity, doesn't go overboard at parties, drinking, etc. (Be even more awesome if he didn't do it at all).
     
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    Are they really even Japanese-Canadians? I mean Kailer Yamamoto is definitely a Japanese name which his Grandpa is from Japan who moved to Hawai'i, but the dude is more Caucasian than he is Asian. Suzuki is also a common Japanese surname meaning bell-wood. But the Suzuki brothers seem like they're from the Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Georgia region instead of a region farther east.
     
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    They're bi/multiracial, but they definitely have some Japanese in them.
     
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    Barrie is absolutely destroying Ottawa, but Suzuki is having a very good debut. Halfway through the game he has a goal and assist, but seems to be getting 2nd line minutes and some PP1 time.

    Expected this to be the Svechnikov show, but a bunch of guys are stepping up.

     
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    Smart player, high IQ, worth watching this year to be a projected 1st rd pick.
     
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    How does he compare to his brother?
     
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    Bigger&Better version of his brother Nick, i know its said a lot considering how good Nick already is and going to be
    but i think its fair projection.

    I think he was the 2nd best 2001 born player last season in the OHL, Kaliyev being the best.
     
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    Blake Murray was arguably better than both. At the very least in the conversation.
     
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    I dunno about that.
    well... at least he isn't considered as top prospect, yet.

    He did have a similar season what Suzuki (same amount of points)
    but its really difficult to compare when you play in a really bad team and play a lot,
    where as Suzuki, who played for a top team,in a significantly smaller role.

    Murray was the Wolves leading scorer playing tons of minutes
    Suzuki was barely in Colts top 10 while playing way less minutes than Murray.
     
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    Some might say being at the top of the pyramid and scoring well as a rookie works in Murray favour. He'll be trusted to be the top guy going into next season.
     
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    I thought that as well, however..that goes for Ryan Suzuki too.

    What helps Suzuki to climb to either 1st or 2nd line center is
    that Luchuk left the team to Belleville (AHL), Colts #1 center. (came from Windsor)
    Jason Willms is probably their 1st choice.
     
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    Yeah depending on a lot of factors Sudbury could be much improved next year or at least a bubble OHL team.
     
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    Early impression of Ryan Suzuki. Very smart player, it's early but I would not surprised if he is a top 10 pick this upcoming draft. At worst mid first rd. He is the type of player I like. High IQ, slippery, finds space. Uses his head to beat you rather than his brawn. Kid's got huge potential.
     
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    He can really move the puck. He will get the most out of his linemates
     
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    Really big fan of this kid:


     
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    Scored what?, 3, 4 points vs Switzerland. Decent debut for his junior Team Canada career :)
     

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