Wednesday, June 11, 2014

2013-14 Season In Review: Ryan Suter

Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn/USA Today
Your average hockey player plays around 18-20 minutes a night. Ryan Suter has that accomplished at the end of two periods. Lets review his season.


Minnesota (NHL): Regular Season-82 GP, 8 G, 35 A, 43 P, 34 PIM, 150 SOG
                             Playoffs-13 GP, 1 G, 6 A, 7 P, 4 PIM, 29 SOG


Name a player who played more minutes this year in the NHL than Ryan Suter. Still trying to find an answer? Its because the answer is no one. Suter played all 82 games for Minnesota this year, and averaged 29:24 of ice time a night. The next closest player in ATOI (Average Time On Ice) was Erik Karlsson with 27:04. Suter was a horse for Minnesota this year, playing big time minutes, especially the third period. He tied a career high in goals and posted the third highest point total of his career. In the playoffs, Suter played more games than he ever had in the postseason before, while also posting the most assists and points in his postseason career.


Status for 2014-15

Suter is still under contract for 11 more seasons. He has a cap hit of $7,538,462 for each of those seasons, and the contract includes a no movement and no trade clause. He will back next year playing 29 minutes a night as the team's top defenseman.

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