Two surprise players could be assistants to Nick Suzuki this year

Published August 27, 2023 at 11:33

When you think of the Canadiens' future assistant captain, you inevitably think of Michael Matheson, David Savard, Josh Anderson or Sean Monahan. In short, a quality veteran.

Since the departures of Joel Edmundson and Paul Byron, only Brendan Gallagher remains for this role, and let's be honest, injuries have prevented him from fulfilling this responsibility full-time in recent years.

Sean Campbell and Mitch Gallo asked the question in an interview on TSN 690, and two names stood out among the youngsters: Cole Caufield and Kaiden Guhle.

Guhle's undeniable leadership is well known, as he was captain in junior and was even named captain of Junior Team Canada. What's more, Nick Suzuki is already giving him small assignments, such as being the team DJ. As for Caufield, his attitude, work ethic and status in the team make him an ideal candidate, if he's ready.

What remains to be seen is what approach the CH will use to appoint its assistants. Will they go for the youngsters or the veterans?

August 27   |   77 answers
Two surprise players could be assistants to Nick Suzuki this year

Who would you take on as Nick Suzuki's assistant?

Cole Caufield3039 %
Kaiden Guhle1418.2 %
Michael Matheson2532.5 %
David Savard810.4 %
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