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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 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

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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.
Source: NHL.com
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

Ryan Suter netted a goal in the dying seconds of Minnesota's 2-1 loss to St. Louis.

Suter has only been held off the scoresheet in one of his last 10 contests. He now has two goals and 24 points in 42 games in 2013-14. Charlie Coyle and Mikko Koivu each registered an assist for the Wild.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 08:37:00 PM

Ryan Suter will enter Friday night's game riding a seven-game assist streak.

The workhorse defenseman has topped 30 minutes in five of his last six games. Suter is still looking for first goal of the 2013-14 campaign.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 09:24:00 AM

Ryan Suter has collected an assist in four straight games.

He finished Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over Vancouver with 32:34 of ice time and a minus-2 rating. Suter doesn't have a goal in 36 games despite being credited with 59 shots on net. He leads the NHL in average ice time at 29:37 per match. Suter has also chipped in 19 assists and 50 blocks.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 10:01:00 AM

Ryan Suter thinks part of the reason he is able to average nearly 30 minutes per contest is because he doesn't spend as much time as others chasing the puck.

"I'm more of a positional player than a go-run-and-make-the-big-hit player," Suter said. "I think the biggest thing is being in the right position so you're not chasing the play. That's when you get tired, when you're chasing the puck." That also helps him avoid absorbing major hits. Suter has 12 assists in 20 contests and is averaging 29:34 minutes per game. No one else in the league even comes close to him when it comes to average minutes.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 10:24:00 AM

Ryan Suter logged 35:28 minutes in Minnesota's 3-2 shootout win on Saturday.

Suter in averaging a league-leading 29:22 minutes per game this season. That's a nearly an extra two minutes per contest than the next best player in the NHL. It's hard to envision a scenario where he'll maintain this ridiculous pace, but at the same time, the decline won't be severe. He set a new career-high by averaging 27:17 minutes per game with Minnesota in the shortened season.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 08:48:00 AM

Ryan Suter recorded two assists on Saturday.

Suter has seven points in 12 games this season. That's not a bad indicator for how he should do overall in 2013-14. He's not likely to challenge for the NHL lead in points from a defensemen, but he's still one of the best blueliners out there.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 10:27:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Kyle Brodziak
4Erik Haula
LW1Zach Parise
2Matt Moulson
3Dany Heatley
4Matt Cooke
5Cody McCormick
6Michael Rupp
7Jason Zucker
RW1Jason Pominville
2Charlie Coyle
3Nino Niederreiter
4Justin Fontaine
5Stephane Veilleux
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Nate Prosser
7Clayton Stoner
8Jonathon Blum
G1Darcy Kuemper
2Ilya Bryzgalov
3Niklas Backstrom
4John Curry
5Josh Harding