The New York Islanders have invited Pius Suter, who is playing in the NLA, to training camp with a chance to crack a roster spot.
Who is Pius Suter? That’s okay if you asked yourself this question before clicking on the article. The New York Islanders invited Pius Suter, a 22-year-old who plays in the NLA to join the Isles at Training Camp.
Suter played in the NLA this past year and had 39 points (11 goals, 28 assists) in 36 games. He’s been an extremely productive player in the Swiss league. According to Elite Prospects, Suter is a skilled offensive forward.
"Offensive center that plays a sound all-around game. Never gives up on the play and possesses a versatile set of individual skills. Has a goal scorer’s mindset, but is dependable at both ends of the ice; can contribute in a number of different ways. Though he isn’t the biggest player, that is nullified due to his willingness to battle against bigger players."
He’s small in stature, at just five-foot-eight and 176 pounds. He might not need to be a grinder but that may end up being a disadvantage in Training Camp with NHL level size and talent.
His scouting report sounds like an ideal candidate for the third line. Although with the amount of forwards the Isles have in the mix here Suter cracking the roster would be a major surprise.
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