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Habs Nick Suzuki Sinks Birdie To Win Event At Skills Competition



Habs forward Nick Suzuki

Habs captain Nick Suzuki was in Sunrise on Friday night to participate in the 2023 All-Star Weekend, the second consecutive year in which he participated in the All-Star festivities.

Suzuki took part in the newly introduced Pitch ‘n Puck challenge at the skill competition, a hybrid event featuring golf elements as well as a little hockey expertise.

The event, which was pre-recorded due to the location, with four NHL players competing on a par four hole featuring an island green.

Simply put, the goal was to sink the puck/ball into the hole with the fewest shots. In the case of a tie, the player who had the longest drive would be declared the winner.

PItch ‘n Puck is one of three new events introduced by the NHL in an attempt to create a little more fanfare around the All-Star weekend. Splash Shot, a hockey-themed dunk tank event, was also filmed off-site, taking advantage of the many beaches adorning the Florida landscape.

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Suzuki was joined by fellow All-Stars Clayton Keller (ARI), Johnny Gaudreau (CLB), and Jason Robertson (DAL).

He started the event by making the longest drive, so to speak.

He followed it up with a nice approach to the pin, lofting a puck gently over the water hazard, landing on the green, just a few feet outside the pin, setting himself up for a relatively easy put to close out the event.

He kept the momentum from his great approach with a perfect put, earning a birdie and clinching the competition in the process.

Following the win, Suzuki, an avid golfer, noted it was his first birdie of the season. By winning the event, Suzuki is entitled to free Chipotle for an entire year, which happens to be a restaurant that has exactly zero franchises in Quebec.

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