The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan has authored a subscriber-only article regarding Pius Suter and Mitchell Stephens’ offensive performances during the Red vs. White Game at Centre ICE Arena on Sunday. Here’s a pertinent part regarding Suter:
Suter signed a two-year deal worth $6.5 million ($3.25 million cap hit) after scoring 14 goals with 13 assists in Chicago. He had options, but the Wings were his focus.
“There’s opportunity here, there are some spots open,” Suter said. “I want to play and I also want to help the team grow. There’s a lot of guys around my age (25) that you can grow up together and gain experience and win more games every year and go from there. They were interested in me and I felt it was a good spot and a great organization with a lot of history and definitely will be fun.”
Suter got position inside of defenseman Moritz Seider to a loose puck, drove to the net and beat goalie Calvin Pickard for his goal.
Coach Jeff Blashill likes what he has seen from Suter thus far in camp.
“He’s a real smart player, I’ve been impressed with him,” Blashill said. “He’s a very heady player. He won’t wow you physically. He doesn’t shoot it a million miles and doesn’t skate like crazy. But he’s a real heady player and super smart. He knows where to be … offensively and defensively.”