Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Radoslav Suchy
A fine playmaker in Europe and Canadian junior hockey, the talented blueliner needed time to learn defensive play in the NHL.

Born in Kezmarok, Czechoslovakia, Radoslav Suchy starred with SKP Poprad before joining the Sherbrooke Faucons of the QMJHL in 1994-95. After parts of three seasons in Sherbrooke, Suchy helped the Chicoutimi Sagueneens reach the Memorial Cup in 1997 where he was named the most sportsmanlike player at the tournament and was QMJHL Second Team All-Star.

An offensive defenceman in junior, Suchy signed with the Phoenix Coyotes in September, 1997 as a free agent and was a solid regular in the AHL and IHL for two seasons. He played 60 games as an NHL rookie in 1999-00 and represented Slovakia at the 2000 World Championships. Suchy improved his overall game in 2001-02 while averaging over 17 minutes per game, becaming one of the Coyotes more reliable blueliners.

After making his World Championship debut in 2000, Suchy returned to the tournament in 2003 and again in 2005, while representing his homeland at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey. The former QMJHL star went on to play parts of seven seasons with the Coyotes oraganization before being acquired by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the summer of 2004.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 SKP PS Poprad Jr. Slovak-Jr. 30 11 12 23 16
1993-94 SKP PS Poprad Slovakia 3 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Slovakia EJC-C 6 1 7 8 2
1994-95 Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL 69 12 32 44 30 +2 7 0 3 3 2
1995-96 Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL 68 15 53 68 68 +26 7 0 3 3 2
1995-96 Slovakia WJC-A 6 2 1 3 0
1996-97 Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL 32 6 34 40 14 +2
1996-97 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 28 5 24 29 24 +10 19 6 15 21 12
1997-98 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 26 1 4 5 10
1997-98 Springfield Falcons AHL 41 6 15 21 16 4 0 1 1 2
1998-99 Springfield Falcons AHL 69 4 32 36 10 +3 3 0 1 1 0
1999-00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 60 0 6 6 16 +2 5 0 1 1 0
1999-00 Springfield Falcons AHL 2 0 1 1 0 0
1999-00 Slovakia WC-A 8 0 5 5 0 +3
2000-01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 72 0 10 10 22 +1
2001-02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 81 4 13 17 10 +25 5 1 0 1 0
2002-03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 77 1 8 9 18 +2
2002-03 Slovakia WC-A 9 0 3 3 4 +6
2003-04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 7 14 21 8 +1
2004-05 Slovakia W-Cup 3 0 0 0 0 -4
2004-05 HK SKP Poprad Slovakia 34 5 10 15 24 5 0 0 0 2
2004-05 Slovakia WC-A 7 0 0 0 0 +1
2005-06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 79 1 7 8 30 -8
2005-06 Slovakia Olympics 6 1 1 2 0 0
2006-07 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 44 4 10 14 38 7 0 0 0 12
2007-08 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 50 5 20 25 52 17 0 2 2 26
2008-09 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 48 6 25 31 69 4 1 1 2 6
2009-10 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 44 2 23 25 28 7 0 5 5 8
2010-11 HK SKP Poprad Slovakia 53 3 26 29 57 18 0 9 9 31
2011-12 Avangard Omsk Region KHL 5 0 2 2 2
2011-12 HK Poprad Slovakia 44 5 22 27 43 6 0 4 4 8
2012-13 HK Poprad Slovakia 35 3 21 24 56 7 0 1 1 24
2013-14 HK Poprad Slovakia 37 2 12 14 26
2014-15 HK Poprad Slovakia 54 3 20 23 18 12 1 4 5 8
2015-16 HK Poprad Slovakia 47 1 24 25 16 5 0 2 2 4
2016-17 HK Poprad Slovakia 47 8 12 20 14 4 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 451 13 58 71 104 10 1 1 2 0


QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1995)
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1997)
George Parsons Trophy (Memorial Cup - Most Sportsmanlike Player) (1997)
Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, September 26, 1997. Traded to Columbus by Phoenix with Phoenix's 6th round pick (Derek Reinhart) in 2005 NHL Draft for Columbus' 4th round pick (later traded to Philadelphia - Philadelphia selected Jeremy Duchesne) in 2005 NHL Draft, July 6, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Poprad (Slovakia), October 4, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Zurich (Swiss), August 18, 2006.
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