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Ryan Suter | Defenseman

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
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Minnesota has been trying to keep Ryan Suter's playing time down a bit this season.
He is still leading the league in ice time per game at 27:39, but that is lower than the averages he posted in the previous two seasons when he topped 29 minutes of action. "In a perfect world, we'd like to keep [Suter] down in that 25-26-whatever it is range, but he's had to step up lately," coach Mike Yeo said referring to Minnesota's injuries on the back end. "He's played more minutes, and the impressive thing is that hasn't thrown off his game." Suter has racked up 19 points in 19 games this year. Nov 23 - 12:50 PM

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Ryan Suter, who picked up three points in Saturday's win over the Preds, believes his team was finally "on".

This was the Wild's first game home after a four-game road trip that saw them go 1-2-1. "We were just on, finally. It’s been a while," said Suter. "We hadn’t been playing well at all on the road. We knew that we had to come home and get this thing turned around quick." The 30-year-old has three goals and 19 points in 19 games this season.
Nov 22 - 9:17 AM

Ryan Suter contributed to three of the Wild’s goals in their 4-0 win against the Predators on Saturday night.

Suter scored a power-play goal in the first period, then assisted on Jonas Brodin’s second-period goal and Thomas Vanek’s third-period, power-play tally. While Suter has always been a tremendous two-way force on the ice, he hasn’t been an upper echelon offensive fantasy player. This year, that has changed, as he has three goals and 19 points in 19 games. Mikael Granlund had the other goal, while also getting an assist. Vanek had an assist as well, while Jason Pominville picked up two helpers.
Nov 21 - 11:29 PM

Ryan Suter chipped in two assists in Minnesota's 3-2 overtime victory versus Carolina.

He set up a pair of goals by Jason Zucker in the contest. Suter has been an offensive tear with two goals and eight points in his last seven games. He has 14 points in 15 games now.
Nov 13 - 10:27 AM

Ryan Suter scored two goals in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Edmonton.

Suter opened the scoring at the 7:25 mark of the first period. His second goal tied the game at 3-3 in the third period before Charlie Coyle scored the game-winning goal for the Wild. Suter's two goals on Tuesday match his goal-scoring output from all of last year. He has eight points in nine games in 2015-16.
Oct 27 - 11:52 PM

Ryan Suter believes Minnesota's defense is as good as any in the NHL.

"I don’t argue with people, but I tell people our D corps, I’d put up against anyone in the league," Suter said. "We have depth, we have guys that can skate and play. We’re definitely a top-five D-corps in this league. When I first came here, no one really knew what anyone’s potential was. Over the last three years, guys have grown into their roles. … This year will be a good year for us. It has to be. We’re running out of time, we’re running out of chances to win." The Minnesota blue line should feature Suter, Jonas Brodin, Jared Spurgeon, Marco Scandella, Matt Dumba and Christian Folin.
Sep 20 - 11:13 AM

Ryan Suter had an assist in Minnesota's 4-1 loss to Chicago Sunday night.

Suter also had a minus-three rating in the losing effort. That reduced him to a minus-four rating in the second round series against the Blackhawks. "They have some good players and you make mistakes, and most of the time it ends up in the back of the net," Suter said of Chicago. "They have that killer instinct. Their top players know how to score." The Blackhawks have a 2-0 series lead.
May 4 - 9:53 AM

The Minnesota Wild know that they need more production from their power play.

The Wild have a firm grasp on the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference but they will need their power play to click if they hope to make a playoff run. Only Colorado and Buffalo, who both won't be making the playoffs, have worse power plays than Minnesota (15.6 percent) this season. "It’s been a struggle all year," Ryan Suter said. "We have to get it going. It doesn’t do any good to talk about the past chances. We have to focus moving forward. … We have to practice it more for sure and we have to be better at it."
Apr 5 - 8:52 AM

Ryan Suter had an impressive performance against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.

Suter picked up assists on goals from Thomas Vanek and Justin Fontaine. He finished the night with a plus-3 rating, two penalty minutes and a shot on goal in 22:44 of action. The 30-year-old has two goals and 35 points in 68 games this season. He is averaging just over 29 minutes of ice time in 2014-15.
Mar 22 - 10:00 AM

Ryan Suter earned a great assist on Minnesota's game-winning goal in overtime against Nashville on Tuesday night.

He lost his footing while trying to get around Mike Fisher, but still managed to move the play forward from the ice. Matt Dumba went on to score the game winner after a drop pass from Zach Parise. Suter finished the contest with a plus-2 rating in 27:06 of ice time.
Mar 18 - 12:56 PM

Ryan Suter felt fine to play Sunday after it was thought that he would sit with a lower-body injury.

"We were going to give it a break. But I felt better," Suter said after the game. "Yesterday when I went to sleep, I didn't think I was going to play. This morning I woke up and it felt good." He was absent from two practices going to the match and he missed an off-ice workout on Friday. Suter didn't appear to have any difficulties in Minnesota's 4-2 victory, while logging 27:55 of ice time and earning an assist.
Feb 2 - 12:53 PM

Ryan Suter is on the ice for the pre-game warmup.

The Wild are taking on the Canucks on Sunday, and Suter's availability was in doubt for this game. It appears as though he will be in Minnesota's lineup. The 30-year-old is an important piece of the Wild's roster. He averages over 29 minutes per game.
Feb 1 - 2:39 PM

Ryan Suter appears to be a toss-up for the Minnesota Wild's Sunday game.

While one might hope for more points considering his mammoth ice time, he's still doing fairly well with compromised expectations, generating a goal and 25 points (plus 24 PIM) in 44 games this season.
Jan 31 - 5:55 PM

Ryan Suter (lower body) is expected to play Thursday.

He missed Wednesday's practice because of a lower-body issue, but it doesn't sound serious because coach Mike Yeo said Suter was just feeling some discomfort. If he's unable to play then Stu Bickel is expected to step into the lineup.
Jan 29 - 12:38 PM

The Minnesota Wild get their outdoor game as part of the 2016 Coors Light Stadium Series as they host the Chicago Blackhawks.

The game will take place on Feb. 21, 2016. The Blackhawks have to be grizzled veterans of outdoor games at this point.
Jan 24 - 1:23 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mikael Granlund
2Mikko Koivu
3Charlie Coyle
4Tyler Graovac
5Jordan Schroeder
6Christoph Bertschy
LW1Zach Parise
2Jason Zucker
3Erik Haula
4Justin Fontaine
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Nino Niederreiter
4Ryan Carter
5Zac Dalpe
6Chris Porter
7Kurtis Gabriel
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Marco Scandella
4Jonas Brodin
5Matt Dumba
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper
3Niklas Backstrom