Reto Suri
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Reto Suri


Zurich Switzerland

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Free agent signing, 2013


185 lbs.

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2008-09: Reto Suri split the year between the Swiss National A and B leagues and also skated for Switzerland's U20 team in domestic and international play. In 26 games with Geneve-Servette in the A league (including four playoff games), he scored 3 goals with 3 assists and had 10 penalty minutes. Suri played 31 games (eight in the playoffs) on loan to Lausanne in the B league and had 2 goals with 2 assists and 12 penalty minutes. In 12 games with Switzerland's U20 team, including six in B League play, he scored 1 goal with 3 assists and 16 penalty minutes. He did not participate in the 2009 World Junior Championship.

2009-10: Suri played in 47 of 50 regular season games for Geneve Servette in his first full National A League season. He scored 4 goals with 4 assists and was +2 with 26 penalty minutes. Coached by long-time North American minor league enforcer Chris McSorley, Geneve finished second in the National A league and lost to first-place Bern in the Swiss A league finals. Suri scored 5 goals with 4 assists and had 37 penalty minutes in 20 playoff games.

2010-11: Signed to a contract by Rapperswill-Jona in March 2010, Suri was the club's third-leading scorer in his first season with the Lakers. He led Rapperswil-Jona with 17 goals and had 13 assists in 49 games and was -10 with 57 penalty minutes. The Lakers participated in the relegation playoffs after finishing 11th in the 12-team league. Suri scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was -3 with 8 penalty minutes in 10 playoff games.

2011-12: Suri skated in all 50 games in his second season with Rapperswill-Jona as the Lakers finished last in the Swiss A League. He led the club with 11 goals and had 12 assists and had 59 penalty minutes. In five relegation playoff games he scored 3 goals with 1 assist and had 2 penalty minutes.

2012-13: Suri signed a three-year contract with Zug and went from the struggling Lakers squad to one of the Swiss A league's top teams. He was impressive for silver-medal winning Switzerland at the 2013 IIHF World Championship. Suri scored 14 goals with 11 assists and was -1 with 34 penalty minutes in 46 regular season games for Zug. Coached by former NHLer Doug Shedden, the club finished third in the A League and reached the playoff semifinals. Suri scored 9 goals with 5 assists in 14 playoff games and was +3 with 20 penalty minutes. In 10 games at the World Championships he scored 5 goals with 3 assists and was +8 with 8 penalty minutes. Switzerland reached the gold medal game, falling to Sweden. Suri signed a one-year contract with Tampa Bay in June of 2013, but the contract was later voided.


Suri signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning in June, 2013, but the contract was voided in July.