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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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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

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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

Ryan Suter's two game suspension is over.

Suter was suspended for elbowing Steve Downie of the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 13. Suter will return on Monday when the Wild are home to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Suter has a goal with 22 helpers in 40 games, as well as a minus-eight rating. He has been a minus-21 in his last 20 games and will look to improve upon that stat on Monday.
Jan 18 - 5:59 AM

Ryan Suter has posted a minus-21 rating in his last 20 games.

"I've never gone through anything like this," Suter said. "Innocent plays are ending up in the back of our net. I've never, ever, experienced [these minuses] in my life. To be minus-3 in a night, it would happen maybe once a year. Now it seems like it's an every-night occurrence." He was suspended for two games on Wednesday for an elbowing incident against Pittsburgh's Steve Downie Tuesday night. Suter will be eligible to return on Jan. 19 versus Columbus.
Jan 15 - 12:33 PM

Ryan Suter will miss two games for his elbow to Pittsburgh's forward Steve Downie on Tuesday.

The department of player safety determined it was a elbow to jaw of Downie that caused no apparent injury. Suter is not a repeat offender so it goes down as a two game suspension. Not a great team for a Minnesota team that is struggling to get wins and now have to play without its' best defender.
Jan 14 - 10:06 PM

Ryan Suter will face a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday for an elbow to Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie.

He wasn't penalized on the play, but the elbow forced Downie out of the game.
Jan 14 - 3:59 PM

Ryan Suter will represent the Minnesota Wild during All-Star weekend.

Suter is struggling like the rest of his Wild teammates, but he will head to Columbus for All-Star festivities. The 29-year-old has one goal, 22 points and a minus-2 rating in 38 games this season. He is a stunning minus-15 in his last 18 games. "I’m very excited,’’ said Suter, who played in the 2012 All-Star Game when he was with Nashville. "I feel very privileged to represent our team. It’s too bad our team is playing the way we are; we’d have a few more guys [on the All-Star roster] for sure if we were higher in the standings. But I’m very, very proud and very honored.’’
Jan 11 - 12:57 PM

Depth Charts

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