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Ryan Suter | Defenseman | #20

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 206
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (7) / NAS
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Ryan Suter was paired with Jared Spurgeon at Tuesday's practice.
Coach Bruce Boudreau also put Matt Dumba back with Jonas Brodin. Minnesota had been switching around their defense pairings at training camp, but they returned to normal with the regular season set to begin. "Spurgeon and Suter were arguably the best in the league last year. Both were plus-34," said Boudreau. "They seem to be on the ice all the time. And I thought especially in October, when the schedule is not that tough, that they can use the minutes. And we may as well have them together than apart." Oct 4 - 9:34 AM

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It is believed that Ryan Suter played in the playoffs with an upper-body injury.

It's unclear if he will require surgery at this time. Several Wild players played hurt in the postseason and some needed procedures following the team's first-round exit.
May 4 - 9:48 AM

The Minnesota Wild are in must-win mode after they dropped Game 2 of their best-of-seven series against St. Louis.

The Wild had home ice advantage going into the series, but that no longer exists now that they dropped the first two games at home. They absolutely need to find a way to win Game 3 in St. Louis on Sunday afternoon if they want a chance to advance to the second round. "Well we have a good team," said Ryan Suter. "We have to make sure that we're focused and ready for the game. Obviously it's a bad feeling right now but you have to dig deep and find out what we're made of here."
Apr 15 - 9:08 AM

Ryan Suter logged a game-high 34:32 of ice time in Game 1 against St. Louis.

The opening match of the series ended late in the first overtime period on a goal by Blues defender Joel Edmundson. Suter had four penalty minutes, two shots, one hit and three blocks in the game.
Apr 13 - 10:58 AM

Ryan Suter is now up to 38 points this season thanks to the helper he recorded in Sunday's 5-2 win over Colorado.

With one more assist Suter have four consecutive seasons with at least 30. It'll also be the eighth time in his career that he's reached the 30-assist milestone.
Apr 2 - 9:16 PM

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

"Seeing him out there skating, he looks fine to me," coach Bruce Boudreau noted. "He's old school, there's no doubt in my mind." Well, that's about as clear an indicator as there is. Through 61 games this season he has posted eight goals and 33 points along with 64 hits and 78 blocks.
Mar 2 - 2:52 PM

Ryan Suter's status from a lower-body will be determined by the team's doctors.

"Suts is stubborn. He's tough and stubborn," GM Chuck Fletcher said. "He's indicated that he'd like to play, but ultimately we need [head medical trainer] John Worley and our doctors to make that decision. After [Thursday's] game we have a couple of days before we play again Sunday. So you just want to be smart. If he's able to play and there's no risk of him endangering himself, then he can play." Suter had to leave Tuesday's game due to the ailment, but he intends to play on Thursday night. We'll keep you posted.
Mar 2 - 11:14 AM

Ryan Suter suffered an undisclosed injury on Tuesday, but he expects to play on Thursday.

Coach Bruce Boudreau is hopeful that will be the case. Suter was limited to 10:20 of ice time Tuesday against Winnipeg after he was crushed into the boards by Paul Postma late in the first period.
Mar 1 - 3:53 PM

Ryan Suter halted a 10-game pointless drought on Thursday night.

He opened the scoring in a 3-1 win over Dallas. Suter scored his eighth goal of the season, which was also his fourth power-play marker, in the contest. He has 31 points in 57 matches.
Feb 17 - 10:12 AM

Ryan Suter received 30:21 of ice time in Minnesota's 1-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

6:13 of his 30:21 came while Minnesota was on the power play. The Wild outshot the Ducks 37-23, but they were unable to get a single puck by Anaheim's John Gibson. Suter finished the game with an even plus/minus rating, four shots on goal and one hit.
Feb 14 - 11:18 PM

Ryan Suter notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's 7-1 victory versus Montreal.

The goal snapped a nine-game drought and gave him six on the year. Suter leads the league with a plus-26 rating and he has racked up 24 points in 40 matches.
Jan 13 - 10:03 AM

Ryan Suter has been chosen to play for the Central Division at the NHL All-Star Game.

He is tied for first in the NHL with a plus-24 rating and ranks second in the league in average ice time per match (27:16). "It's always special," Suter said. "You're always honored to be a part of it. I've never played on the 3-on-3 things, so that will be interesting." Suter will be joined on the roster by teammate Devan Dubnyk and coach Bruce Boudreau.
Jan 11 - 12:30 PM

Ryan Suter notched a pair of assists in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Islanders.

Suter is now up to 16 helpers and 21 points in 35 games this season. Few are as consistent as Suter is, so we'd always have him in the lineup.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 03:41:00 AM

Ryan Suter collected his fifth goal of the season during Saturday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes.

He now has 18 points in 30 games this season, keeping his pace to potentially top his 51 points from last year.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 05:53:00 PM

Ryan Suter picked up an assist in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Calgary Flames on Friday.

It was a typical Suter night in Calgary, doing a bit of everything and always looking one step ahead of his opponents. He logged just over 28 minutes in the contest, recorded an assist, finished a plus-2, and had one shot on goal. With 16 points in 23 games this season, he is quietly on pace for a career year in Minnesota. It will be interesting to see how the rest of his year plays out offensively considering he has eclipsed 50 points only once in his entire career (2015-16).
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 12:52:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Eric Staal
2Mikko Koivu
3Charlie Coyle
4Matt Cullen
LW1Mikael Granlund
2Jason Zucker
3Marcus Foligno
4Daniel Winnik
5Zach Parise
RW1Nino Niederreiter
2Tyler Ennis
3Chris Stewart
4Zack Mitchell
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Gustav Olofsson
6Kyle Quincey
7Mike Reilly
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Alex Stalock