9. Ryan Suter

Ryan Suter was the Seventh Overall Pick in 2003, and the native of Wisconsin elected to stay in his home state, playing for the University of Wisconsin for a full year before he signed with the team that drafted him, the Nashville Predators.

Suter joined the Predators in the year of the 2004-05 NHL lockout, meaning that he was in the AHL for his entire first pro season but was primed for the elite level in 2005-06.  In 2007-08, Suter scored 31 Points, beginning a five-year run with Nashville where he cracked that mark.  In two of those seasons, Suter eclipsed the 40-Point threshold, with a 46-Point year in 2011-12, where he was eighth for the Norris.  As it would turn out, this was Suter's high-water mark with Nashville.

Suter signed with Minnesota as a Free Agent in the 2012 off-season, and while his numbers with Nashville (238 Points) were good, Suter had a better run with the Wild.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defence
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 7th Overall in the Amateur Draft 7/21/03.
  • Departed:

    Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Wild 7/4/12.

  • Games Played: 542
  • Notable Statistics:

    38 Goals
    200 Assists 
    238 Points 
    396 PIM 
    .44 PPG 
    +43 Plus/Minus 
    46.0 Point Shares 
    13 Points in 39 Playoff Games

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (2012)

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