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Ryan Suter
Ryan Suter
Defenseman
(RIGH-uhn SOO-tuhr)
Number: 20
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 21, 1985  (Age 29)
Birthplace: Madison, WI, United States
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Drafted: NSH / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
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)


 




* Established career highs in points (45) and assists (38).
* His assist total ranked second on the team and among the Top 15 defensemen in the League.
* Led the team in average ice time with a franchise-record 24:15. Played more than 20 minutes in all but one game.
* Second among Nashville blueliners and third on the team in power-play points with a career-high (18).
* Also established career highs in power-play goals (3) and game-winning goals (3).
* One of five Nashville skaters to play in all 82 games this season, the second time in three seasons he has done so.
* Fourth on the team in penalty minutes with a career-high (73).
* Tied for the team lead in overtime points with three (1g-2a).

* Tied for second among NHL blueliners in points during the month of March with 12 (3g-9a) in 14 games.
* Posted a career-high eight-game point streak from March 3-18 (2g-8a), the longest such streak by a Predator this season.
* Twice had career-high assist streaks of four games - March 10-16 (6a) and Oct. 23-30 (5a).

* Notched his first career three-assist/point game on March 18 at Anaheim.
* Collected his second career fighting major, and first since March 1, 2008, in a bout with Marian Hossa on Feb. 18 in Detroit.

Career Notes
OT Points: 1g-3a-4pts, Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.
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