3ITB’s Top 33 Wild Players of All Time – #9

Nov 22, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) looks on against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

9. Ryan Suter – D

4 Seasons,  289 Games,  22 Goals,  142 Assists,  164 Points

Mastering the art of calmness and gliding into the #9 spot on the 3ITB Top 33 is none other than Ryan Suter.  Suter’s signing with the Wild was announced on a warm July 4th in 2012 shocking Wild Nation, much to the dismay of Nashville fans.  Every visit the Wild had to Nashville saw the boo birds come out for Suter.  Defensively the Wild count on Suter to be the backbone.  Since joining the Wild, Suter has been a top line defenseman and king of time on ice.  His laid back demeanor on the ice makes it appear almost effortless, but Suter is rarely caught out of position.

Coming from a hockey family of great hokey players it is no surprise that Suter has been named twice to the All-Star team and the U.S. Olympic Hockey team in his career.  While with the Wild Suter has amassed 164 points in helping the team advance to the playoffs 4 years in a row.  The iron man of the Wild, he rarely misses a game having only missed 5 games for the Wild during the 2014-2015 season.

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