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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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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

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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

Ryan Suter scored a goal in Minnesota's 5-4 overtime loss to Colorado Thursday night in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.

Wild defenseman Suter broke a 1-1 tie at 11:05 of the second period on a power-play when he moved in from the blue line and put a screen shot past Semyon Varlamov. Suter logged 31:11 of ice time in the match, which was a game-high total. Charlie Coyle, Erik Haula and Kyle Brodziak also scored for the Wild, while Zach Parise added two helpers in the loss.
Apr 18 - 3:44 AM

Ryan Suter potted the game-tying goal with 65 seconds remaining in regulation to help the Wild earn a 3-2 shootout win against Boston.

His eighth goal of the season gave Minnesota the opportunity to clinch a playoff spot and they took advantage of it. Suter logged 31:14 of ice time in the match and he was assessed four minutes in penalties. He has 43 points and a plus-16 rating in 80 matches.
Apr 9 - 10:29 AM

Ryan Suter logged just 28:55 of ice time in Thursday's win over the New York Rangers.

That's a lot of playing time for most NHL skaters, but for Suter it was his second-lowest total in his past 13 games. Suter ranks first in the league with 29:55 of playing time per match. Coach Mike Yeo would like to scale back his top defender's ice time a little. "Honestly, I feel good," Suter said. "When I came back from the Olympics, mentally, I think I was a little drained. Last two games, I felt good and felt like I had a lot more jump and was back on track. It's mental. Some games are harder than others." He has 35 points and 117 blocks in 66 games.
Mar 14 - 10:29 AM

Ryan Suter wasn't happy with Team USA after their 1-0 loss to Canada.

Suter described the American's play as "terrible," adding, "it's tough to win when you don't play in the offensive zone." Canada did manage to neutralize the United States' offense for a large portion of their semifinals match by keeping the game in the American zone, but Canada also deserves a lot of credit for its defensive play. The story of this game wasn't that the Americans choked, it was that the Canadians did a better job of executing their game plan of controlling the play and winning the middle of the ice.
Feb 21 - 3:44 PM

Ryan Suter collected three assists for the United States in a 5-2 victory against the Czech Republic in Wednesday's quarterfinal contest.

He had a helper on three straight Team USA goals, by Dustin Brown, David Backes and Zach Parise, after the Czechs tied the game at 1-1. Suter leads the team in average ice time at 23:08 per contest. Toronto wingers Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk also scored for the U.S. in the victory. They will face Canada in the semifinals.
Feb 19 - 2:44 PM

Ryan Suter tickled the twine in the Wild's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars on Saturday night.

The workhorse defenseman also logged 32:15 of ice time in the win, easily the most in the game. He has six goals and 31 points on the season. Other scorers for the Wild included Erik Haula, his first career, and Nate Prosser, who had the game-winner.
Jan 19 - 12:29 AM

Ryan Suter has been named the third star of the week.

The workhorse blueliner led all NHL rearguards with four goals and tied for first among blueliners with six points in three games. Suter recorded his first career hat trick in Saturday's 5-3 win over Washington.
Jan 6 - 1:44 PM

Ryan Suter has gone from having no goals in 40 games to five in four contests.

"It's funny how it works, huh?" Suter said. "I can't get the smile off my face. … I can't even score two goals in summer hockey." He got his first career hat trick on Saturday. He's a great offensive defenseman and a workhorse, averaging an NHL-leading 29:40 minutes per contest.
Jan 5 - 9:49 AM

Ryan Suter's hat trick powered the Wild to a 5-3 win over the Capitals on Saturday night.

Suter's first career hat trick helped him become the first defenseman in Wild history to achieve the feat. He scored two power play goals within 42 seconds in the second period and later added an even-strength goal at 7:37 of the third period. Suter has five goals and 29 points on the season, with points in four straight contests and seven points during that span. Jason Zucker and Nino Niederreiter scored the other goals for Minnesota. Mikko Koivu had two helpers.
Jan 4 - 11:51 PM

Ryan Suter is likely to be Team USA's top defenseman in the 2014 Winter Games.

In Suter the Americans are getting an all-around amazing blueliner that is also capable of playing 30 minutes per game if needed. Defensemen Cam Fowler, Kevin Shattenkirk, Ryan McDonagh, Brooks Orpik, Paul Martin, John Carlson, and Justin Faulk were also named to the Olympic roster.
Jan 1 - 5:21 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Erik Haula
4Kyle Brodziak
LW1Zach Parise
2Matt Cooke
3Jason Zucker
RW1Thomas Vanek
2Jason Pominville
3Charlie Coyle
4Nino Niederreiter
5Stephane Veilleux
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Mathew Dumba
7Christian Folin
G1Niklas Backstrom
2Josh Harding
3Darcy Kuemper