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Ryan Suter
NUMBER: 20 BIRTHDATE: January 21, 1985  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Madison, WI, United States
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: NSH / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (7th overall)

PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS
*Seventh trip to Stanley Cup Playoffs
*T-1st amongst NHL defensemen in shots, 3rd in TOI/game. Leads team in blocked shots, T-3rd in scoring
*Had 6 blocked shots (career high) and 4 hits in Game 5 at CHI (5/11)
*Recorded two assists in Game 6 vs. COL (4/28)
*Assist and game-high 6 shots in Game 2 at COL (4/19)
*Skated a franchise record 41:08 TOI in Game 1 of Western Conference Quarterfinal at CHI (4/30/13). Led NHL in TOI/game during 2013 playoffs (31:37)

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS
*Led NHL in TOI/game (29:24). Total TOI was most since Brian Leetch in 1998-99. Skated at least 30 minutes 37 times
*Recorded first career hat trick vs. WSH (1/4) including 2 PPGs in 42 seconds...first Wild defensemen to record hat trick and score twice in less than a minute
*Totaled 108:19 in 3 game span (11/7-13) - most by NHL player since TOI started being tracked in 2000-01 (Elias)...top 3 TOI in his career
*Skated career-high, franchise record 36:51 at WSH (11/7)


 

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

There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.

— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury
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