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|1977 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in seventh round
120 overall by Los Angeles Kings
Born May 16, 1957
Height: 5-9 Weight: 180
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin (USA)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
NCAA Championship: 1977 (Wisconsin)
Miscellaneous: Attended Madison (Wis.) East High School.
|Never played in 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.
|Post-Draft Teams: Wisconsin (WCHA); Tulsa (CHL);
Team USA; Nashville (CHL)|
Olympics: 1980 (gold medal)
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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