The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have loaned forward Pius Suter (PEE-uhs SOO-tuhr) to GCK Lions of Switzerland's NLB.
Suter, 24, agreed to terms with the Blackhawks on a one-year contract that runs through the 2020-21 season ($925,000 salary cap hit) on July 16, 2020. He skated for ZSC Lions of Switzerland's National League-A last season where he recorded a league-best and career-high 53 points (30G, 23A) in 50 contests en route to earning the league's Most Valuable Player award. His 30 goals were also a career high and paced all NLA skaters. Over parts of five seasons (2015-20) with ZSC Lions, Suter tallied 168 points (81G, 87A) in 210 regular-season contests, 18 points (9G, 9A) in 34 playoff games and helped ZSC Lions to the 2017-18 NLA Championship.