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Ryan Suter | Defenseman | #20

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (7) / NAS
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Ryan Suter is set to play in his 800th career NHL game Thursday night.
He has produced 31 points this season, but he has one goal and eight assists in the past 21 games. Feb 4 - 9:19 AM

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Ryan Suter had five shots on goal in the Wild’s 3-0 loss to the Predators on Saturday night.

Suter also was a minus-two with three blocked shots in 29:25. He’s having a strong season at both ends of the ice. Suter has six goals and 30 points.
Jan 16 - 10:51 PM

Ryan Suter played a team-high 27:46 in Friday's 1-0 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Suter finished the game with a game-high six shots on goal and he also added a blocked shot. The 30-year-old has six goals and 30 points in 44 games this season. He'll continue to be a solid fantasy play going forward.
Jan 15 - 10:59 PM

Ryan Suter had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

The Wild trailed 3-0 after the first period, but they were able to make it close in the end. Suter scored a shorthanded goal in the second period and picked up the primary assist on Thomas Vanek's third period goal. The 30-year-old has six goals and 30 points in 43 games this season.
Jan 12 - 11:03 PM

Ryan Suter had two assists in a 4-2 win over Columbus on Tuesday night.

He logged a game-high 27:45 of ice time in the match and finished with a plus-4 rating along with five blocks. Suter has three helpers in his last two games after going seven straight outings without a point.
Jan 6 - 9:41 AM

Ryan Suter contributed two assists in a 5-2 win versus the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

He earned secondary helpers on goals by Jason Pominville (power play) and Ryan Carter in the third period. Suter has three points in two games following a season-long five-game scoring skid. He appears to be back on track.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 09:52:00 AM

Ryan Suter scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Blackhawks.

With the game tied 1-1 in the third period, Suter beat Chicago goalie Corey Crawford to put the Wild ahead for good. The 30-year-old has four goals and 21 points in 23 games this season. He has five points in his last five games. Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise picked up the assists on Suter's goal. Jason Pominville also scored for the Wild.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 11:21:00 PM

Ryan Suter was separated from Jared Spurgeon at practice Monday and he wasn't thrilled by the decision.

He skated with a fellow left-handed defender, Jonas Brodin. "Like I've said, I need to play with a right-handed defenseman to give me more options, neutral zone, offensively and even coming out of D zone," said Suter. "It's not fair to put a guy on his off side. I don't if that was just for practice today or what it is. They didn't say anything." Minnesota has posted one victory in the last seven games (1-4-2) and coach Mike Yeo decided to go back to defense pairings that have worked well in the past. Suter and Brodin as well as Marco Scandella and Jared Spurgeon have been pairings in the past few seasons. Suter said he will do what the coaches think is best, but it probably isn't the best idea to potentially disturb the roll that Suter has been on this year.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 03:33:00 PM

Minnesota has been trying to keep Ryan Suter's playing time down a bit this season.

He is still leading the league in ice time per game at 27:39, but that is lower than the averages he posted in the previous two seasons when he topped 29 minutes of action. "In a perfect world, we'd like to keep [Suter] down in that 25-26-whatever it is range, but he's had to step up lately," coach Mike Yeo said referring to Minnesota's injuries on the back end. "He's played more minutes, and the impressive thing is that hasn't thrown off his game." Suter has racked up 19 points in 19 games this year.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 12:50:00 PM

Ryan Suter, who picked up three points in Saturday's win over the Preds, believes his team was finally "on".

This was the Wild's first game home after a four-game road trip that saw them go 1-2-1. "We were just on, finally. It’s been a while," said Suter. "We hadn’t been playing well at all on the road. We knew that we had to come home and get this thing turned around quick." The 30-year-old has three goals and 19 points in 19 games this season.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 09:17:00 AM

Ryan Suter contributed to three of the Wild’s goals in their 4-0 win against the Predators on Saturday night.

Suter scored a power-play goal in the first period, then assisted on Jonas Brodin’s second-period goal and Thomas Vanek’s third-period, power-play tally. While Suter has always been a tremendous two-way force on the ice, he hasn’t been an upper echelon offensive fantasy player. This year, that has changed, as he has three goals and 19 points in 19 games. Mikael Granlund had the other goal, while also getting an assist. Vanek had an assist as well, while Jason Pominville picked up two helpers.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 11:29:00 PM

Ryan Suter chipped in two assists in Minnesota's 3-2 overtime victory versus Carolina.

He set up a pair of goals by Jason Zucker in the contest. Suter has been an offensive tear with two goals and eight points in his last seven games. He has 14 points in 15 games now.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 10:27:00 AM

Ryan Suter scored two goals in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Edmonton.

Suter opened the scoring at the 7:25 mark of the first period. His second goal tied the game at 3-3 in the third period before Charlie Coyle scored the game-winning goal for the Wild. Suter's two goals on Tuesday match his goal-scoring output from all of last year. He has eight points in nine games in 2015-16.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 11:52:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 11:13:00 AM

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.
Mon, May 4, 2015 09:53:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikael Granlund
2Mikko Koivu
3Charlie Coyle
4Tyler Graovac
5Jarret Stoll
6Jordan Schroeder
LW1Zach Parise
2Jason Zucker
3Erik Haula
4Justin Fontaine
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Nino Niederreiter
4Ryan Carter
5Chris Porter
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Marco Scandella
4Jonas Brodin
5Matt Dumba
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Tyson Strachan
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper
3Niklas Backstrom