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Suter inks two-year deal with Canucks

(Vancouver, BC) -- Vancouver Canucks General Manager Patrik Allvin announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed forward Pius Suter to a 2-year contract for $3.2 million.

The 27-year old native of Wallisellen, Switzerland played 79 games with the Detroit Red Wings this past season.

He scored 10 goals and picked up 14 assists in his third NHL season. Over three years between the Chicago Blackhawks and Red Wings, Suter has seen action in 216 career games recording 43 goals and 44 assists.

"Bringing in Pius for the next couple of years really helps us strengthen our centre ice position," Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin said in a release. "Adding a player who has scored 43 goals the past three seasons will be a boost for us up front and he will also add to our penalty killing unit as well. His flexibility to be able to play down the middle or on the wing will give Toc more options when putting together his forward lines."

Suter, played two seasons with the OHL Guelph Storm from 2013-15 and scored 52 goals and 44 assists. He was a member of the OHL Championship Storm club in 2014.

He was originally signed as free agent by Chicago in 2020 after a 5-year career with the Zurich Lions of the Swiss National League.


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