November 14, 2021

What To Do With Pius Suter

Part of the Chicago Blackhawks’ offseason will involve the evaluation of pending free agents. Today let’s take a look at RFA Center Pius Suter.

Pius Suter is the latest in the seemingly unending flow of European Free Agents to sign with the Blackhawks, getting their first taste of North American Professional Hockey in Chicago. He had a solid debut in his rookie season as a 24-year-old, not reaching the levels of Dominik Kubalik in 2019, but 27 points in 55 games is not bad by any stretch.

He showed playmaking ability from the Center position, as well as a surprisingly gritty effort along the boards and in puck battles. He possesses smooth hands, and a deceptively quick shot. At the defensive end of the ice, he puts a lot of effort into defending his position, but there are limitations with his size (5’9″, 175 lbs), where he can get outmuscled by a lot of players around the net…

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