| 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
195 lb (89 kg)
|NHL Team||Minnesota Wild|
|Born|| January 21 1985,|
Oregon, WI, USA
|NHL Draft|| 7th overall, 2003|
|Pro Career||2004 – present|
|Men's ice hockey|
|Competitor for the United States|
Ryan Suter (born January 21, 1985) is a professional ice hockey defenseman who currently plays for and serves as an alternate captain for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is also an alternate captain of the US Olympic Team for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Ryan's father, Bob, 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 a long-time standout in the NHL, playing for 17 seasons with the Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, and the San Jose Sharks, and won the silver medal representing the United States in the 2002 Winter Olympics at Salt Lake City. Ryan was alternate captain for the US team, and carried on the family trend by earning a silver medal in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Suter played for the Madison Capitols, Culver Military Academy and then on to USA Hockey's National Development Team in Ann Arbor, Michigan before he was drafted 7th overall by the Nashville Predators in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He then played one year with the Wisconsin Badgers (Western Collegiate Hockey Association in NCAA Division I) before joining the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League during the 2004–05 season. He played his rookie season in the NHL with the Predators in 2005–06.
In international play, he has represented the United States in around seven tournaments, and has won three gold medals. He says that,
- "I feel it's an honor to wear the Team USA Jersey and every time I'm on the ice I play my hardest and give everything I have. Playing for Team USA is one of those things you look forward to. When I got the call and was asked to play on this team, it was an easy answer. It didn't matter who was on the team or who the coach was. It's just an honor to wear the jersey and compete for your country."
On June 16, 2008, Suter signed a four year contract extension with the Predators, worth $14 million. The contract kicked in with the 2008–09 NHL season.
- 2002: Gold medal (2002 World Junior Under 17 Ice Hockey Championships)
- 2002: Gold medal (2002 World Junior Under 18 Ice Hockey Championships)
- 2004: Gold medal (2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships)
- 2010: Silver medal (2010 Winter Olympics)
|2003–04||University of Wisconsin–Madison||WCHA||39||3||16||19||93||—||—||—||—||—|
Played for the United States in:
- 2002 World Junior Championships (U17)
- 2002 World Junior Championships (U18)
- 2003 World Junior Championships (U18)
- 2003 World Junior Championships
- 2004 World Junior Championships
- 2005 World Junior Championships
- 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
- 2010 Winter Olympics
|Nashville Predators first round draft pick|
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