On Thursday, the Blackhawks announced the signing of forward Pius Suter to a one-year contract for next season. He'll carry a $925,000 cap hit.

Suter — 24 and a native of Zurich, Switzerland — recorded 53 points (30 goals, 23 assists) in 50 games for ZSC Lions of Switzerland’s National League-A last season and was named league MVP. 

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Over five seasons with ZSC Lions, Suter recorded 168 points (81 goals, 87 assists) in 210 regular-season games, 18 points (9 goals, 9 assists) in 34 playoff contests and helped ZSC Lions to the 2017-18 NLA Championship. 

He also represented Switzerland in the 2018 Winter Olympics, picking up five points (3G, 2A) in four games.

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