Nick Suzuki, 23, is the Canadiens’ 31st captain and the youngest in club history

Nick Suzuki is the new captain of the Montreal Canadiens.

Coach Martin St-Louis made the announcement Monday morning as part of the team’s annual golf tournament at the Laval-sur-le-Lac golf club.

Suzuki, 23, becomes the 31st captain in Canadiens history and the youngest.

He succeeds defenseman Shea Weber, who was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights in June.

Defenseman Joel Edmundson and forward Brendan Gallagher will serve as alternate captains.

Suzuki, who was Montreal’s first-round pick (13th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, was the Canadiens’ leading scorer last year with 21 goals and 40 assists for 61 points, all highs in career.

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