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Bob Suter Passes Away

‘Miracle on Ice’ Legend suffers heart attack.

‘Miracle on Ice’ Legend suffers heart attack.

Former Wisconsin Badger and 1980 U.S. Olympic team defenseman Bob Suter has died at the age of 57 according to the Wisconsin State Journal’s Andy Baggot.

Suter apparently suffered a heart attack at the Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton, Wis. where he ran the Madison Capitols youth program. Following Herb Brooks’ death in 2003, Suter becomes the second member of the ‘Miracle on Ice’ team, but the first player, to pass away.

The Madison, Wis. native drafted in the seventh round (No. 120 overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in 1977, starred for his hometown Badgers from 1975-79 before joining Brooks’ team for its unlikely run at a gold medal in Lake Placid.

Suter’s brother Gary, who played 17 NHL seasons with the Flames, Blackhawks and Sharks, and son Ryan, currently a Minnesota Wild defenseman, each followed Bob’s path toward careers as standout defensemen for Wisconsin.

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