Gary Suter
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Position Defense
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (0 m)
205 lb (93 kg)
Teams Calgary Flames
Chicago Blackhawks
San Jose Sharks
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born June 24 1964 (1964-06-24) (age 56),
Madison, WI, US
NHL Draft 180th overall, 1984
Calgary Flames
Pro Career 19852002


Gary Suter (born June 24, 1964 in Madison, Wisconsin) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenceman. He played his junior hockey for the Dubuque Fighting Saints and then moved on to the University of Wisconsin. Gary was drafted by the Calgary Flames in round 9 (#180 overall) in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, and had a long and successful career in the NHL, including receiving the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie in 1986. He won the Stanley Cup in 1989 with the Calgary Flames. Suter also played for the Chicago Blackhawks and the San Jose Sharks. He is currently the head coach for the Madison Capitals AAA hockey club, coaching their U18 Midgets squad.


Career statistics[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981–82 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 18 3 4 7 32
1982–83 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 41 9 30 39 112
1983–84 University of Wisconsin NCAA 35 4 18 22 32 - - - - -
1984–85 University of Wisconsin NCAA 39 12 39 51 110 - - - - -
1985–86 Calgary Flames NHL 80 18 50 68 141 10 2 8 10 8
1986–87 Calgary Flames NHL 68 9 40 49 70 6 0 3 3 10
1987–88 Calgary Flames NHL 75 21 70 91 124 9 1 9 10 6
1988–89 Calgary Flames NHL 63 13 49 62 78 5 0 3 3 10
1989–90 Calgary Flames NHL 76 16 60 76 97 6 0 1 1 14
1990–91 Calgary Flames NHL 79 12 58 70 102 7 1 6 7 12
1991–92 Calgary Flames NHL 70 12 43 55 128 - - - - -
1992–93 Calgary Flames NHL 81 23 58 81 112 6 2 3 5 8
1993–94 Calgary Flames NHL 25 4 9 13 20 - - - - -
1994–95 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 48 10 27 37 42 12 2 5 7 10
1995–96 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 20 47 67 80 10 3 3 6 8
1996–97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 7 21 28 70 6 1 4 5 8
1997–98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 73 14 28 42 74 - - - - -
1998–99 San Jose Sharks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
1999–00 San Jose Sharks NHL 76 6 28 34 52 12 2 5 7 12
2000–01 San Jose Sharks NHL 68 10 24 34 84 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 6 27 33 57 12 0 4 4 8
NHL totals 1145 203 642 845 1349 108 17 56 73 120

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Preceded by
Mario Lemieux
Winner of the Calder Trophy
1986
Succeeded by
Luc Robitaille
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