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Born June 24, 1964 (1964-06-24) (age 45),
Madison, Wisconsin, US
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
Pro clubs Calgary Flames (19851994)
Chicago Blackhawks (19951998)
San Jose Sharks (19982002)
Ntl. team  United States
NHL Draft 180th overall, 1984
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1985 – 2002

Gary Suter (born June 24, 1964 in Madison, Wisconsin) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman. He played his junior hockey for the Dubuque Fighting Saints, high school hockey at Culver Military Academy and then moved on to the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Suter was drafted by the Calgary Flames in round 9 (#180 overall) in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, and had a long and successful career in the National Hockey League (NHL), including receiving the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie in 1986. He won the Stanley Cup in 1989 with the Calgary Flames. Suter also played for the Chicago Blackhawks and the San Jose Sharks. With 844 NHL career points, Suter is ranked 13th overall among American players,[1] fourth overall among American defensemen,[2] and fourteenth overall among all defensemen.[3]

Gary's brother Bob Suter was a member of the U.S. Olympic hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics. His nephew Ryan Suter (Bob's son) currently plays for the Nashville Predators in the NHL and represented the United states at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Gary Suter is currently the head coach for the Madison Capitals AAA hockey club, coaching their U18 Midgets squad.

Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City Ice hockey

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981–82 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 18 3 4 7 32
1982–83 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 41 9 30 39 112
1983–84 University of Wisconsin NCAA 35 4 18 22 32
1984–85 University of Wisconsin NCAA 39 12 39 51 110
1985–86 Calgary Flames NHL 80 18 50 68 141 10 2 8 10 8
1986–87 Calgary Flames NHL 68 9 39 48 70 6 0 3 3 10
1987–88 Calgary Flames NHL 75 21 70 91 124 9 1 9 10 6
1988–89 Calgary Flames NHL 63 13 49 62 78 5 0 3 3 10
1989–90 Calgary Flames NHL 76 16 60 76 97 6 0 1 1 14
1990–91 Calgary Flames NHL 79 12 58 70 102 7 1 6 7 12
1991–92 Calgary Flames NHL 70 12 43 55 128
1992–93 Calgary Flames NHL 81 23 58 81 112 6 2 3 5 8
1993–94 Calgary Flames NHL 25 4 9 13 20
1993–94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 16 2 3 5 18 6 3 5 0 6
1994–95 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 48 10 27 37 42 12 2 5 7 10
1995–96 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 20 47 67 80 10 3 3 6 8
1996–97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 7 21 28 70 6 1 4 5 8
1997–98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 73 14 28 42 74
1998–99 San Jose Sharks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1999–00 San Jose Sharks NHL 76 6 28 34 52 12 2 5 7 12
2000–01 San Jose Sharks NHL 68 10 24 34 84 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 6 27 33 57 12 0 4 4 8
NHL totals 1145 203 641 844 1349 108 17 56 73 120

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Preceded by
Mario Lemieux
Winner of the Calder Trophy
1986
Succeeded by
Luc Robitaille
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