It’s no secret that hockey tickets in Toronto are expensive.
And for Montreal Canadiens rookie Nick Suzuki, Saturday’s game against the Maple Leafs marked the first of his career near his hometown of London, Ont. With the contest being so close to home, he wanted to have family on hand to witness the occasion. The 20-year-old had four tickets but wanted to bring six family members to the game.
Making sure that happened was teammate Jonathan Drouin, who secured two more tickets to the game for the youngster.
Drouin, 24, is currently on his second NHL contract and makes more than Suzuki, who is just on an entry-level deal. Ensuring that the rookie didn’t have to worry about coughing up the cash it takes to attend a Leafs game, Drouin covered the cost for him.
Surely, Suzuki won’t forget what Drouin did for him anytime soon.
Montreal went on win the game 6-5 in a shootout despite being down 4-1 early in the third period.
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