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Ryan Suter | Defenseman

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
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Ryan Suter got the NHL's second star of the week.
Suter had five assists in three contests last week. What makes that more impressive is the fact that those were his first games since recovering from the mumps. He now has a goal and 18 points in 26 contests in 2014-15. Dec 15 - 1:20 PM

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Minnesota's top pairing of Jonas Brodin and Ryan Suter played monster minutes in Saturday's shootout win over Arizona.

With Marco Scandella suspended, and Jared Spurgeon out, the Wild leaned on their two workhorse defensemen. Suter played 33:47, while Brodin played a career-high 31:54. The two will continue to see big minutes, but it's unlikely that they will get that much ice time on a consistent basis.
Dec 14 - 12:54 PM

Ryan Suter collected three assists in Tuesday's 5-4 win against the New York Islanders.

The workhorse defender more than made up for lost time after missing two games with the mumps. He logged a game-high 29:08 of ice time in Tuesday's victory.
Dec 10 - 1:51 PM

Ryan Suter (mumps) is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday night.

He has missed the past two games with the mumps. Suter practiced with his teammates on Monday and he's ready to return.
Dec 8 - 5:52 PM

Ryan Suter (mumps) skated Friday morning.

Suter won't be available for Friday's game, but this is still an encouraging step in the right direction. The are few players that have a bigger impact on a team than Suter does with the Wild, so every contest he misses is huge for them.
Dec 5 - 12:21 PM

Ryan Suter has been diagnosed with the mumps.

He wasn't able to play on Wednesday because of the illness, but coach Mike Yeo said that Suter was feeling better Thursday. Suter hasn't been ruled out yet for Friday's match against Anaheim.
Dec 4 - 1:34 PM

Ryan Suter (illness) will not be available on Wednesday.

At this point, Minnesota is just hoping that Suter's disease doesn't turn out to be the mumps. The illness has been going around lately within the NHL and he does have some concerning symptoms. Suter averages a league-leading 29:19 minutes per game.
Dec 3 - 12:08 PM

Ryan Suter missed Tuesday's practice due to an illness.

Minnesota doesn't play until Wednesday, so Suter might be fine by then. He has a goal and 13 points in 23 games this season.
Dec 2 - 1:21 PM

Ryan Suter played over 28 minutes in Minnesota's win against Colorado on Saturday.

Suter has really blossomed into one the best defenseman in the NHL since joining the Wild. He has three points in two games this season and averages just under 27 minutes of ice time per game.
Oct 12 - 12:05 PM

Ryan Suter posted a goal and an assist in Minnesota's 5-0 victory against Colorado.

He had a plus-3 rating and three shots in the contest, as the Wild opened the year with a decisive win over their Central Division rivals. Of course, Suter also led all skaters in the game with 25:31 of ice time.
Oct 10 - 11:56 AM

Bob Suter, the father of Ryan Suter, has passed away at the age of 57 after suffering a heart attack.

Bob Suter was a member of the Miracle On Ice team that won gold for the United States in the 1980 Winter Olympics. "Bob Suter will always be remembered for his role as a member of the 1980 Miracle on Ice Team that captivated our country and whose impact is impossible to measure," USA Hockey said in a released statement. "His legacy, however, is far beyond that as he dedicated his life to advancing hockey and helping young people achieve their dreams. Bob's positive impact on our sport will be felt for generations to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Suter family at this difficult time." Bob Suter, who is also the brother of former NHL player Gary Suter, had been serving as a scout for the Minnesota Wild.
Sep 10 - 10:22 AM

Wild GM Chuck Fletcher isn't worried about overworking Ryan Suter.

"He's such an effortless player," Fletcher said. "He's not a physical player and he's not necessarily a player who's leading the rush offensively. He defends really well, he moves the puck really well. He's such an intelligent, intuitive player. He knows where to go and doesn't waste a lot of energy flailing around the ice." Suter has led the league in average ice time in each of his two seasons in Minnesota. He registered eight goals and 43 points in 82 games last year, while logging 29:24 per match.
Aug 12 - 5:08 PM

Ryan Suter missed Tuesday's morning skate because of a dental appointment.

"Scheduled cleaning," coach Mike Yeo said, smiling. "So that's why he was not there." It isn't certain if he was joking or not, but Suter is expected to play in Game 6, which is all that matters.
May 13 - 2:07 PM

Ryan Suter may have hurt his left shoulder or arm in the second period of Tuesday's 4-0 win over Chicago.

He left for the dressing room after a collision with Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa, but he returned for the third period and appeared to be all right. Coach Mike Yeo said the incident was "really nothing" and Suter wasn't among the team's players who received medical treatment on Wednesday.
May 8 - 12:07 PM

Ryan Suter collected two assists in Minnesota's Game 6 victory over Colorado on Monday night.

The workhorse defender logged 26:41 of ice time in the match. Suter has four points in six games versus the Avalanche in the series, which will be decided in Game 7 on Wednesday night.
Apr 29 - 9:10 AM

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C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Erik Haula
4Kyle Brodziak
5Ryan Carter
LW1Zach Parise
2Justin Fontaine
3Matt Cooke
4Jason Zucker
RW1Thomas Vanek
2Jason Pominville
3Charlie Coyle
4Nino Niederreiter
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Justin Falk
7Nate Prosser
8Stu Bickel
9Christian Folin
G1Darcy Kuemper
2Niklas Backstrom