staff, September 9, 2014

Former Wisconsin hockey icon Bob Suter passed away Tuesday at the age of 57. The former Badger standout played at Wisconsin from 1975-79 and was a member of UW's 1977 NCAA championship team. He went on to help the 1980 ?Miracle on Ice? U.S. Olympic Team to a gold medal.

Suter is part of a Badger hockey family legacy that includes his brothers John and Gary, and his son Ryan, who all attended and played hockey for the University of Wisconsin.

Here?s a statement from Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez:

?I was extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Bob Suter. The Suter name is synonymous with Badger hockey. Bob did tremendous work in the Madison and UW community to grow the sport of hockey. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Suter family.?


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