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USA Gary Suter
#20 San Jose Sharks / NHL - 01/02
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Petri Kontiola 55 14 41 55
2. Daniel Audette 60 13 37 50
3. Josh Kestner 59 24 25 49
4. Ahti Oksanen 53 22 26 48
5. Robin Press 58 17 31 48
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
56
Height
6'0" / 183 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
205 lbs / 93 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
-
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Cup Gold Medal 1
1-time NHL Rookie of the Year (Calder Trophy) 1
1-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 1
1-time USHL Clark Cup Champion 1

Sons: Jacob Suter & Jared Suter
Brothers: Bob Suter & John Suter
Nephews: Jeremy Dehner, Garrett Suter & Ryan Suter

Suter's 203 goals and 641 assists are the 4th most in NHL history by an American defenseman. He was drafted in the 9th round of the 1984 draft after winning a USHL Clark Cup the year prior and won the Calder Trophy in 1986 with 18 goals and 68 points. Gary went on to win a Stanley Cup with the Flames in 1989 and World Cup gold in 1996. The 4x All-Star posted 7 seasons with 60+ points and retired in 2002.

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Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1979-80 Culver Military Academy Prep USHS-Prep - - - - - |
1980-81 Culver Military Academy Prep USHS-Prep - - - - - |
1981-82 Culver Military Academy Prep USHS-Prep - - - - - |
Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 18 3 4 7 32 |
1982-83 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 41 9 30 39 112 | Playoffs 5 8 13
1983-84 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 35 4 18 22 32 |
USA U20 WJC-20 7 1 1 2 12 |
1984-85 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 39 12 39 51 110 |
USA WC 10 1 2 3 22 |
1985-86 Calgary Flames NHL 80 18 50 68 141 11 | Playoffs 10 2 8 10 8 0
1986-87 Calgary Flames NHL 68 9 39 48 70 -10 | Playoffs 6 0 3 3 10 1
1987-88 Calgary Flames NHL 75 21 70 91 124 39 | Playoffs 9 1 9 10 6 4
USA CC 5 0 3 3 9 3 |
1988-89 Calgary Flames NHL 63 13 49 62 78 26 | Playoffs 5 0 3 3 10 3
1989-90 Calgary Flames NHL 76 16 60 76 97 4 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 14 0
1990-91 Calgary Flames NHL 79 12 58 70 102 26 | Playoffs 7 1 6 7 12 0
1991-92 Calgary Flames NHL 70 12 43 55 128 1 |
USA CC 8 1 3 4 4 3 |
USA “C” WC 6 0 1 1 6 |
1992-93 Calgary Flames NHL 81 23 58 81 112 -1 | Playoffs 6 2 3 5 8 -9
1993-94 Calgary Flames NHL 25 4 9 13 20 -3 |
Chicago Blackhawks NHL 16 2 3 5 18 -9 | Playoffs 6 3 2 5 6 0
1994-95 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 48 10 27 37 42 14 | Playoffs 12 2 5 7 10 -1
1995-96 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 20 47 67 80 3 | Playoffs 10 3 3 6 8 1
1996-97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 7 21 28 70 -4 | Playoffs 6 1 4 5 8 1
USA WCup 6 0 2 2 6 6 |
1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 73 14 28 42 74 1 |
USA OG 4 0 0 0 2 -3 |
1998-99 San Jose Sharks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 |
1999-00 San Jose Sharks NHL 76 6 28 34 52 7 | Playoffs 12 2 5 7 12 -6
2000-01 San Jose Sharks NHL 68 10 24 34 84 8 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 0
2001-02 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 6 27 33 57 13 | Playoffs 12 0 4 4 8 2
USA OG 6 0 1 1 2 3 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1982-83 Dubuque Fighting Saints National Jr. A 5 2 7 9 6 |
1989-90 Calgary Flames Fr-Tour 4 0 1 1 2 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2020-21 Lakeland High USHS-WI Asst. Coach
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
CC 2 13 1 6 7 0.54 13 6 | 0
Fr-Tour 1 4 0 1 1 0.25 2 - | 0
National Jr. A 1 5 2 7 9 1.80 6 - | 0
NCAA 2 74 16 57 73 0.99 142 - | 0
NHL 17 1145 203 641 844 0.74 1349 126 | 14 108 17 56 73 0.68 120 -4
OG 2 10 0 1 1 0.10 4 0 | 0
USHL 2 59 12 34 46 0.78 144 - | 1 - 5 8 13 - - -
USHS-Prep 3 - - - - - - - | 0
WC 2 16 1 3 4 0.25 28 - | 0
WCup 1 6 0 2 2 0.33 6 6 | 0
WJC-20 1 7 1 1 2 0.29 12 - | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Joel Otto (F) 1984-1998 12 Calgary Flames, USA (CC), USA (WCup), USA, USA (OG)
Mike Vernon (G) 1985-2000 11 Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks
Al MacInnis (D) 1985-1994 9 Calgary Flames
Gary Roberts (F) 1986-1994 8 Calgary Flames

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Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Calgary Flames

Cult/Star player for Chicago Blackhawks

Cult/Star player for Culver Military Academy Prep

Cult/Star player for Dubuque Fighting Saints

Cult/Star player for San Jose Sharks

Cult/Star player for Univ. of Wisconsin

Cult/Star player for USA

Career transactions
- 2002-09-10 • Announced his retirement
- 1998-07-01 • Traded to the Chicago Blackhawks with Randy Cunneyworth & a 1995 3rd round pick (traded to VAN: Larry Courville) for Frantisek Kucera & Jocelyn Lemieux
- 1994-03-10 • Traded to the Hartford Whalers with Paul Ranheim & Ted Drury for Michael Nylander, James Patrick & Zarley Zalapski
- 1984-06-09 • Drafted by the Calgary Flames

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