Former Wisconsin Badger men’s hockey stars Gary Suter and Chris Chelios will be inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame this fall. Suter and Chelios enter the Hall as part of the Class of 2011 along with Mike Emrick, Ed Snider and Keith Tkachuk. A date for induction will be announced in the year future.
Suter played 17-years in the NHL, scoring 203 goals and 641 assists for a total of 844 points. The former Badger defenseman was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 9th round of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. He won the Calder Trophy in 1986 with the Flames, the first time an American-born player was named the NHL’s top rookie.
Chelios is the all-time leader in games played by a defenseman in NHL history (1,651). The second round pick (40th overall) in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft of the Montreal Canadians went on to win three Stanley Cups and three Norris Trophies. Chelios also won a NCAA National Championship with the Wisconsin Badgers in 1983.