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Storm Alum Pius Suter signs entry level deal with Blackhawks

Storm Alum Pius Suter has signed a one year entry level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. Suter played two seasons for the Storm recording 96 points (52G, 44A) in 127 regular season games. He was part of the 2013-14 OHL Championship team that won the J Ross Robertson Trophy defeating the North Nay Battalion in 5 games.

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have finalized terms with Ian Mitchell on a three-year contract that runs through the 2022-23 season ($925,000 salary cap hit). The club also agreed to terms with forward Pius Suter (PEE-uhs SOO-tuhr) on a one-year contract that runs through the 2020-21 season ($925,000 salary cap hit) and a two-year contract with Wyatt Kalynuk (KAL-nihk) that runs through the 2021-22 season ($925,000 salary cap hit).

Suter, 24, skated for ZSC Lions of Switzerland’s National League-A last season where he recorded a league-best and career-high 53 points (30G, 23A) in 50 contests en route to earning the league’s Most Valuable Player award. His 30 goals were also a career high and paced all NLA skaters. Over parts of five seasons (2015-20) with ZSC Lions, Suter tallied 168 points (81G, 87A) in 210 regular-season contests, 18 points (9G, 9A) in 34 playoff games and helped ZSC Lions to the 2017-18 NLA Championship.

Prior to his time with ZSC Lions, Suter spent two seasons (2013-15) with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League, recording 96 points (52G, 44A) in 127 regular-season games and skated in 29 playoff contests, notching nine goals and four assists. Additionally, Suter played in one regular-season contest and six playoff games with GCK Lions U20 of the U20-Elit League and one game with GC Kusnacht Lions of the National League-B league during the 2015-16 season.

A native of Zurich, Switzerland, Suter skated for his country in the 2018 Olympic Games, notching five points (3G, 2A) in four games. He also skated in eight contests in the 2016 IIHF World Championship, recording one goal and two assists and in six games in the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, netting two markers for Team Switzerland.

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