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1977 NHL DRAFT PICK
Bob Suter
Selected in seventh round
No. 120 overall by Los Angeles Kings

Born May 16, 1957
Position: Defense
Height: 5-9   Weight: 180
BEFORE THE DRAFT
Last Team: Wisconsin (WCHA)                         
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin (USA)
Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin
PRE-DRAFT STATISTICS
Year TeamLeague GPG ATP PIM
1975-76 WisconsinWCHA ---- ---- --
1976-77 WisconsinWCHA ---- ---- --

PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
NCAA Championship:
1977 (Wisconsin)
Miscellaneous: Attended Madison (Wis.) East High School.
NHL CAREER
Never played in NHL.
NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous:
Rejected Los Angeles' contract offer following 1980 Olympics, and sat out 1980-81 season to become an unrestricted free agent. ... Signed with Minnesota as unrestricted free agent in 1981, but never played for parent team.
NON-NHL CAREER
Post-Draft Teams: Wisconsin (WCHA); Tulsa (CHL); Team USA; Nashville (CHL)
Olympics: 1980 (gold medal)
NON-NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
United States Hockey Hall of Fame:
Inducted in 2003 as member of 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team
U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame: Inducted in 1983 as member of 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team.
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of Year: 1980 (as member of 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team)
WCHA All-Star Second Team: 1978-79 (Wisconsin)
Wisconsin Kelsey Award (Most Competitive): 1978-79 (first winner)
WHA Draft Pick: 1977 (by Birmingham, No. 58 overall in Round 7)
Wisconsin Records: Most career penalty minutes by a defenseman (377), most career penalty minutes by a defenseman in WCHA games (298), most career penalties by a defenseman (177)
Miscellaneous: Completed career at Wisconsin with school records (since broken) for penalty minutes (377) and WCHA penalty minutes (298). ... Joined Tulsa under tryout contract for end of 1978-79 season after completing his NCAA eligibility at Wisconsin. ... Was eighth member of 1980 USA "Miracle on Ice" team to be drafted by an NHL team. ... Did not score any points during 1980 Olympics. ... Returned to Madison, Wis., after his retirement and opened a sporting goods store called Gold Medal Sports. ... Coached youth hockey in Madison, Wis., after his retirement and became a part-owner and director of Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton, Wis.
Personal: Younger brother of former college hockey player John Suter. ... Older brother of former NHL player Gary Suter. ... Older brother of professional drag-bike racer Steve Suter. ... Father of minor-leaguer Ryan Suter.

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SNAPSHOT '77
Total Selected: 185
Forwards: 104
Defense: 57
Goaltenders: 24
Major Junior: 123
College Players: 51
Canadian: 141
Euro-Canadian: 2
USA Citizens: 37
U.S.-Born: 36
European: 5
Reached NHL: 97
Won Stanley Cup: 8
Hall of Fame: 2
All-Star Game: 13
Year-end All-Star: 5
Olympians: 9
Picks Traded: 37
 
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