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Ryan Suter

Born:January 21, 1985Draft:2003 Predators, #7 Overall
Hometown:Madison, WisconsinPosition:Defense
Known For:NHL Family LegacyShoots:Left
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:Dallas Stars

Ryan Suter (born January 21, 1985) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild.

Ryan’s father, Bob Suter, was a member of the historic gold medal-winning 1980 United States Olympic hockey team that defeated the Soviet Union in the famous “Miracle on Ice” game. Ryan’s uncle Gary Suter was also a longtime standout in the NHL. Ryan was alternate captain for the U.S. national team, earning a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Ryan Suter Minnesota Wild
Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

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  • Played in three All-Star Games (2012, 2015, 2017)
  • NHL All-Star First Team (2013)
  • Gold Medal at World U17 Hockey Challenge (2002)
  • Gold Medal at IIHF World U18 Championships (2002)
  • Gold Medal at World Junior Championships (2004)
  • Silver Medal at Winter Olympic Games (2010)