Captiols announce 2016-17 roster

Madison Capitols press release:

MADISON, WI – The Madison Capitols, a member of the United States Hockey League, announced their roster for the 2016-17 season on Thursday.

The Capitols team consists of 10 returning players from the 2015-16 season: forwards Alec Broetzman, Eugene Fadyeyev, Marcel Godbout, Mick Messner, Marshall Moise, Eetu Selanne, and Billy Jerry, defensemen Robby Fosdick and Cole Hults, and goaltender Daniel Lebedeff.

Joining Madison for their first season are forwards Anthony Callin, Vincent de Mey, Verners Egle, Kasey Fitzjerrells, Kevin O’Neil, Simon Sagissor, Kamil Sadlocha, and Noah Weber, defensemen Nick Austin, Ryan Carlson, Philip Nyberg, Austin Redders, and Andong Song, and goaltender Dryden McKay.

“We are ready to drop the puck in Green Bay on Friday and get the season started,” said Capitols Head Coach and General Manager Garrett Suter. “The guys have been working hard in practice and are ready to compete.”

Of the 24 players on the Capitols roster, there are 17 players who were drafted by Madison over the last three seasons. The Capitols have five players who were drafted in the 2014 USHL Draft, five players from the 2015 USHL Draft, and seven players from the 2016 USHL Draft.

Weber is currently on the Capitols’ injured list.

Madison kicks off the 2016-17 season with a trip north to play their in-state rivals, the Green Bay Gamblers at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016. Again this season, the two teams will be competing for the coveted Wisconsin Cheese Cup, presented by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, The Mousehouse Cheesehaus and Emmi Roth. The team with the best head-to-head record will win the trophy. The Capitols are two-time reigning champions of the Wisconsin Cheese Cup.

Fans can join the Madison Capitols for the 2016-17 season! The Capitols will drop the puck on their third season at Veterans Memorial Coliseum with their Home Opener, presented by Alliant Energy, against the Gamblers on Friday, October 14. Season tickets, 10-Game Pick ‘Em packages, Flex Packs, and Group tickets are now available! For more information, call the Capitols at (608) 257-CAPS, or visit www.MADCAPSHOCKEY.com.

Capitols Name Garrett Suter Head Coach & GM

MADISON, WI – The Madison Capitols, a member of the United States Hockey League, introduced Garrett Suter as the team’s head coach and general manager on Wednesday.

 

Suter, 28, served as the head coach of the AAA Madison Capitols 18U of the North American Prospects Hockey League for the last two seasons.  He led the Capitols 18U team to the championship last season with a record of 20-4-1 in 25 games.  Under Suter’s tutelage, the 18U team finished first overall in the NAPHL with a 20-4-0 record during the 2014-15 season. For the 2013-14 season, the Capitols U18 team was a member of the Northern Lakes Hockey League and finished with a 26-14-5 record as Suter served as the bench boss for his inaugural season.

 

All-time, Suter’s holds an 86-22-6 record in 94 games with the AAA 18U team from 2013-16.

 

“The Suter family is an integral part of our organization, and our community,” said Capitols’ President Bob Gazich.  “We are happy to have Garrett take the reins of our team on the ice. He has experience playing in our league, and he has coached many of our players who have come up through the AAA program.  We are handing over the whistle to Garrett, and will be ready to drop the puck this fall!”

 

Suter was a defenseman for the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers during the 2004-05 season, the Waterloo Black Hawks for the 2005-06 season, and the Omaha Lancers for the 2006-07 season.  In three USHL seasons, the defenseman collected 35 points (8-27=35) and 264 penalty minutes in 117 games.

 

Following his USHL career, Suter completed four seasons with University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.  He finished his collegiate career with 76 points (20-56=76) and 255 penalty minutes in 108 games.

 

Suter also played parts of two seasons in the ECHL with the Cincinnati Cyclones, where he recorded four goals and seven assists for 11 points, and 52 penalty minutes in 35 games.

 

Madison Capitols’ Chairman Ryan Suter was on hand for the press conference today.  He was joined by University of Wisconsin-Madison’s men’s hockey coaching staff, Tony Granato, Don Granato, and Mark Osiecki, as they congratulated Garrett on his new position with the Capitols.

 

Fans can join the Madison Capitols for the 2016-17 season!  Season tickets and the 10-Game Pick ‘Em packages are now available!  For more information, including how to get free parking for the season, call the Capitols at (608) 257-CAPS, or visit www.MADCAPSHOCKEY.com.