Different family, same game.
Scott Powers at The Athletic published a report on Monday night indicating the Hawks are intested in Swiss center Pius Suter.
Suter, 24, led the Swiss National League with 53 points in 50 games in 2019-20. He scored 30 goals for the Zurich SC Lions. Rumors that he would jump to the NHL appeared in March, and yesterday he formally announced his intention to move to the NHL.
It's now confirmed that Pius Suter will leave the @NLSLOfficial for the @NHL.— NL Ice Data (@NLIceData) July 13, 2020
He had a dominant season in 19/20:
– best xGF% (from @MySports_CH)
– best CF% (from @InStatHockey)
– best P1/60, G/60, iCF/60 at ES
Find more stats at https://t.co/nob9qalwJF https://t.co/ENpKUbVhSS pic.twitter.com/ceJiOxYHkI
Chicago GM Stan Bowman has a long history of adding free agents from Europe. This offseason he has already signed 21-year-old forward Matej Chalupa, joining a list that also includes Dominik Kubalik. Kubalik spent the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons in the same Swiss National League that Suter is now leaving.