Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ryan Suter
Ryan Suter was born January 21, 1985 in Madison, Wisconsin. The first round, seventh overall selection of the Nashville Predators in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Suter, who is the nephew of former NHLer Gary Suter, is a graduate of the USDP and went on to enroll at the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 2003.

An offensive defenseman, Suter went on to play only one season at Wisconsin before opting to join the professional ranks in 2004-05. In his first year as a professional, Suter registered 23 points (7-16-23) before making his NHL debut with Nashville in 2005-06.

Suter established himself as a complete defenseman with the Predators, putting up increasingly impressive offensive totals and providing stability from the back end.

On the international stage, Suter represented his homeland on numerous occasions including the World Junior Championships (2004-2005) and World Championships (2005-2006)and in 2010 was part of the US Olympic team that brought home the silver medal in a thrilling overtime final at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

In the 2011-12 season, Suter set a new career high for points with 46 and his great play would pay off in a big way in the summer. As an unrestricted free agent on July 1, Suter was one of the most sought after players available. Only July 4, it was announced that the Suter and long-time friend Zach Parise had both come to terms on identical 13-year contracts with the Minnesota Wild.

In Minnesota Suter would solidify himself as one of the game's top defenceman. In 2015-16, he would set new career-highs in assists and points, finishing the season with 43 and 51 respectively.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 Culver Academy Eagles High-IN 26 13 32 45
2001-02 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-17 8 2 11 13 21
2001-02 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 27 4 10 14 6
2001-02 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 35 2 10 12 75
2001-02 United States WJ18-A 8 1 6 7 12 +13
2002-03 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 9 2 5 7 12
2002-03 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 42 7 17 24 124
2002-03 United States WJC-A 7 2 1 3 2 +5
2002-03 United States WJ18-A 6 1 3 4 22 0
2003-04 University of Wisconsin WCHA 39 3 16 19 93
2003-04 United States WJC-A 6 0 2 2 8 +5
2004-05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 63 7 16 23 70 +10 7 1 5 6 16
2004-05 United States WJC-A 7 1 7 8 20 -2
2004-05 United States WC-A 1 0 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Nashville Predators NHL 71 1 15 16 66 +7
2005-06 United States WC-A 7 1 1 2 10 +2
2006-07 Nashville Predators NHL 82 8 16 24 54 +10 5 1 0 1 8
2006-07 United States WC-A 7 1 2 3 12 +2
2007-08 Nashville Predators NHL 76 7 24 31 71 +3 6 1 1 2 4
2008-09 Nashville Predators NHL 82 7 38 45 73 -16
2008-09 United States WC-A 9 1 2 3 8 +1
2009-10 Nashville Predators NHL 82 4 33 37 48 +4 6 0 0 0 0
2009-10 United States Olympics 6 0 4 4 2 +9
2010-11 Nashville Predators NHL 70 4 35 39 54 +20 12 1 5 6 6
2011-12 Nashville Predators NHL 79 7 39 46 30 +15 10 1 3 4 4
2012-13 Minnesota Wild NHL 48 4 28 32 24 +2 5 0 0 0 4
2013-14 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 8 35 43 34 +15 13 1 6 7 4
2013-14 United States Olympics 6 0 3 3 4 +2
2014-15 Minnesota Wild NHL 77 2 36 38 48 +7 10 0 3 3 0
2015-16 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 8 43 51 30 +10 6 0 3 3 4
2016-17 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 9 31 40 36 +34 5 1 2 3 10
NHL Totals 913 69 373 442 568 78 6 23 29 44


WCHA All-Rookie Team (2004) NHL First All-Star Team (2013) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012, 2015, 2017) Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 4, 2012.
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