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Nick Sucharski
Nick Sucharski

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
11/15/1987

Previous Team:
Wexford Raiders (OPJHL)


2008-09 (Redshirt Senior): Centered MSU's top line with Corey Tropp and Derek Grant on the wings ... The team's most consistent and experienced centerman ... Scored his first goal of the season in the series finale against Clarkson (10/10), his first goal since March 16, 2008 ... Had an assist in each game against Maine (10/16-17) ... Assisted on Derek Grant's PPG in an overtime win at Miami (10/24) ... Assisted on Corey Tropp's game-winner at Western Michigan (10/30) ... Scored the game-tying goal in the third period against Nebraska-Omaha (11/6) ... Scored a goal in the commanding victory over Michigan Tech in the GLI (12/29) ... Scored the game's first goal in a 4-2 win over Lake Superior State (1/8), but was DQ'd the next night after a spearing call. It caused him to miss his next game at Notre Dame (1/15) ... Scored the first goal in the 4-4 tie with the Irish at Munn Arena (1/16) ... Had a pair of goals and two assists in the Ohio State split (1/22-23), recording a goal and two helpers in the 5-2 Friday victory ... Assisted on Corey Tropp's game-winner against Michigan (1/29) at Munn Arena ... Scored shorthanded against Bowling Green on senior night (2/26) ... Had an assist in the regular-season finale at Bowling Green (2/27) ... Scored a last-second goal in the first period of MSU's second CCHA quarterfinal game against archrival Michigan.

2008-09 (Senior): Granted medical redshirt after his season ended in early November with injury ... Assisted on Andrew Rowe's first-period goal in 2-2 tie with Northern Michigan (10/24).

2007-08 (Junior): Talented forward plays both center and on the wing ... Scored his first goal of the season in the home opener against Colgate (10/19) ... Added a two-assist performance (both on power play goals) against Northern Michigan (10/27), including the primary assist on Mike Ratchuk's game-winner ... Had a four-game assist streak snapped in the second Mercyhurst game (11/10) ... Assisted on Matt Schepke's power-play goal against Miami (11/16) ... Posted another assist on Schepke's power-play goal against Wisconsin (11/24) ... Scored game-winning goal against Lake Superior State in game one of series; also posted an assist in each game (11/30,12/1) for a three-point weekend ... Had a two-point effort in home-and-home series against Ferris State with a goal (12/7) and assist (12/8) in weekend sweep ... Picked up a third-period goal in 5-3 loss to Providence in the Great Lakes Invitational (12/29) and also added an assist for his fourth multiple-point game of the season ... Assisted on Schepke's power-play goal in game one of January's Lake Superior State series (1/4) ... Potted a goal in each game of the Notre Dame series (1/11,13), including a third-period empty netter in game one, and the lone Spartan tally of game two, a second-period power-play goal ... Recorded a second-period goal in game one of the Ohio State series (1/18), setting a career record goal-scoring streak (three games) ... Continued to generate offense with two assists - one in each game - in the Michigan series; helped on Bryan Lerg's game-winning power-play goal in game one (1/25), and also on Tim Crowder's power-play goal in game two (1/26) ... Tallied another assist in the opening game of the Nebraska-Omaha series (2/1), helping on Bryan Lerg's extra-attacker late third-period goal to force overtime ... Picked up an assist on Chris Mueller's empty-netter with a minute left in the second game of the Western Michigan series (2/16) ... Assisted on Jeff Petry's tally against Michigan at Munn (2/22) ... Broke out of a 12-game goal-less drought with two goals in the CCHA quarterfinal series with Northern Michigan (3/14-16) ... He scored a goal in game one and in game three; both were full-strength goals in the third period.

2006-07 (Sophomore): Was the foundation of the Spartans' productive, physical third line down the stretch, combining with Jay Sprague and Matt Schepke ... Appeared in 41 games ... Sixth on the team in assists (15), and added nine goals for 24 points ... Potted three power-play tallies and one game-winner ... First career two-goal game in a 7-5 win over Sacred Heart (10/28) ... Tallied a goal and an assist against Michigan (11/3) for back-to-back multiple-point games ... Pieced together a career-high four-game point streak (4-2-6) in late October ... Assisted on Bryan Lerg's power-play goal against Ohio State (12/2) to snap a nine-game pointless streak ... Matched his 2005-06 point total (seven points in 36 games) after just 18 contests ... After scoring the game-tying goal at Northern Michigan (12/9) in a 3-2 come-from-behind win, had power-play assists in both games of MSU's Great Lakes Invitational championship (12/29-30) ... Posted a goal and an assist vs. Alaska (1/13) ... Had his second two-point performance in as many games with a goal and an assist against Lake Superior State (1/19) ... Assisted on Bryan Lerg's game-winning goal against Lake Superior State (1/20) ... Had a career-best five-game point/assist streak (2-5-7) from game two of the Alaska series (1/13) to game two of the Nebraska-Omaha series (2/3) ... Scored a power-play goal in the first game of the CCHA quarterfinals against UNO (3/9), snapping an 11-game goal-scoring drought ... Led the team in the series with three minor penalties ... Registered his first assist in five contests, setting up Daniel Vukovic in the second period of MSU's 7-6 overtime win against Lake Superior State in the CCHA consolation game (3/17) ... Assisted on Sprague's insurance tally in the second period of the victory over Boston University in the NCAA first round (3/23) ... Scored the game-winning goal at 5:11 of the third period in the Spartans 4-2 victory over Maine (4/5) to advance to the National Championship game.

2005-06 (Freshman): Missed a significant portion of the early part of the season with illness ... Made his first appearance in the Spartan uniform in a 7-4 loss to Nebraska-Omaha (11/11) ... Tallied his first point as a Spartan in his 10th game of the season, an assist on Bryan Lerg's first-period goal in the 4-4 tie with Alaska Fairbanks (12/9) ... Collected his second assist in as many games with his helper on Zak McClellan's second-period goal in a 3-0 win at Alaska Fairbanks (12/10) ... Scored his first collegiate tally on the power play in the second period of a 3-1 win over Wayne State (1/6). The goal stood as the eventual game-winner ... Collected his first career multiple-point game with his pair of assists in MSU's 5-1 victory in the series finale against Wayne State (1/7) ... Earned CCHA Rookie of the Week honors for his performance in the series against the Warriors (1/9) ... Scored his second career game-winning goal at 5:20 of the second period in 3-2 win over Miami (2/17) ... Assisted on Chris Lawrence's power play strike in a 6-1 victory over UAF in the CCHA Quarterfinals (3/11).

Prior to MSU: Played for the Wexford Raiders of the Ontario Provincial Junior "A" Hockey League from 2003-05 ... Was a top prospect in the OPJHL in 2004-05 ... Served as an assistant captain in 2004-05 ... Had 53 points (26 goals, 27 assists) in 46 games to rank second on the team in scoring ... Also recorded 78 penalty minutes ... In 13 playoff games, totaled six goals and 10 assists for 16 points and 20 penalty minutes ... In 2003-04, posted 15 goals and 29 assists for 44 points in 43 games and 48 penalty minutes.

Personal: Born Nov. 15, 1987 ... Enrolled in James Madison College ... International relations major ... Enjoys playing the guitar, working out and running ... Graduated from Upper Canada College in Toronto, Ontario ... Attended the same high school that produced former Spartan Mike Burkett (1990-94) ... Placed first in the school in the 100m and 200m sprints ... Favorite NHL team: Detroit Red Wings ... Favorite NHL player: Steve Yzerman ... Son of Fred and Kathy Sucharski ... Father was a hockey goalie for the Winnipeg Rangers Jr. A team in the Manitoba League ... His father is his biggest hockey influence, because "when I was younger, he would drive me to the early and late skates and wait around. (I was always the last one out of the locker room.) He was the greatest encouragement no matter how it was on the ice." ... Drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the fifth round (136th pick overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

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CAREER STATISTICS
YEAR
GP
G
A
PTS
PPG
SHG
GWG
+/-
PEN-MIN
2005-06
36
2
5
7
1
0
2
-2
9/18
2006-07
41
9
15
24
3
0
1
+5
16/32
2007-08
41
9
17
26
1
0
1
-1
16/32
2008-09
6
0
1
1
0
0
0
+1
3/6
2009-10
37
9
10
19
6
1
0
-1
18/47
TOTALS
161
29
48
77
11
1
4
+2
62/135

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