Blackhawks Prospect Watch: Pius Suter Adds a Lot To The Team
By Jimmy Lynch
The Chicago Blackhawks will need new faces to take on big roles with the team next season. One potential name to take on a bigger role is Pius Suter.
While Pius Suter is currently on loan playing hockey overseas, the Blackhawks will have him back when the season begins. Suter definitely adds a lot to the team. While he has a tough act to follow with the ‘Hawks, I believe he can help fill a hole on this roster.
Suter is one of the team’s top prospects heading into this new season. While he has not played a game with the ‘Hawks yet, he could potentially fill in for Brandon Saad, who was traded to Colorado this past offseason.
Personally, I do not think the Blackhawks would have traded Brandon Saad if they were not confident that Suter would be able to fill his position, or rather someone could fill his position. Suter hopefully will be a great two way player with the Blackhawks. One that can score goals in a lot of different ways.
The only issue with Suter is that he is on an expiring contract similar to Dominik Kubalik last year. At the same time, it is not a guarantee that he will make the Blackhawks roster and succeed with the team. Chicago will have another player they will have to re-sign down the line if it does workout.
Just check out what NBC Sports said about Suter this year.
"He’s on the smaller end at 5-foot-11, 176 pounds, but is known to be an effective two-way player and can clearly produce on offense. (NBC Sports)"
Suter is not a guarantee with the Blackhawks. He was an offensive firepower overseas similar to Kubalik before joining the ‘Hawks, but anything can happen. We will have to wait and see what Suter ends upbringing to the ‘Hawks, but if everything goes well, he could be a great winger for the ‘Hawks top six.
There are positions open in the Blackhawks roster, more so than ever before. Right now, Chicago has a handful of rookies that could make a difference on this roster. If Suter wants to be apart of something great with Chicago, he will have to go out there and earn it.