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ROSTER 20 RYAN SUTER
POSTION: Defense

ROSTER:  Nashville Predators

SHOOTS:  Left

HEIGHT:  6' 1"

WEIGHT:  196

BORN:  January 21, 1985

BIRTHPLACE:  Madison, WI

DRAFTED:  2003 NHL Entry Draft (1st round by Nashville)

ACQUIRED:  Signed on Sept. 9, 2004.

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Career Bio

2005-06: Led Nashville rookies in assists (15), points (1g-15a-16pts), shots (84), penalty minutes (66), average ice time (17:21) and games played (71)… Tied for 12th among NHL rookies with a +7 rating… Tied for 13th among NHL rookie d-men in assists and tied for 15th in points… Posted three multi-point games… Scored his first career NHL goal, added an assist and posted a +4 rating at Chicago on Dec. 21… Posted his first NHL multi-point game with two assists, as well as a +2 rating at St. Louis on Oct. 15… Notched an assist in his NHL debut vs. San Jose on Oct. 5.

CAREER NOTES: Played his first pro season with Milwaukee (AHL) and tied for third on the team with a +10 rating in 2004-05… Also led Milwaukee in playoff assists (5) and ranked third in playoff scoring (1g-5a-6pts)… Served as captain for Team USA at the 2005 World Junior Championships, and became one of 16 American players to compete in three (U-20) World Junior tournaments… Named to the All-Tournament Team after leading 2005 WJC tournament defensemen in scoring (1g-7a-8pts), tying for second on Team USA in points and tying for third in the entire tournament in assists… Also appeared in one contest with Team USA at the 2005 World Championships in Austria… Signed with Nashville on Sept. 9, 2004…

AMATEUR: Helped the United States capture its first-ever gold medal at the World (U-20) Junior Championships in 2004… Finished his freshman season at the University of Wisconsin (WCHA) in 2003-04 and was named to the All-WCHA Third Team, the All-WCHA Rookie Team and USCHO.com’s All-Rookie Team… Ranked second on Wisconsin with a +19 rating and third with 93 penalty minutes and led team defensemen with 16 assists… Named the WCHA Preseason Rookie of the Year prior to the 2003-04 season… The first American player selected (No. 7 overall) at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft… Won USA Hockey’s 2002-03 Bob Johnson Award, given annually to the U.S. players who excel in international competition… Played for the U.S. at the 2003 World Junior Championships… Helped the U.S. advance to the bronze-medal game at the 2003 World U-18 Championships in Russia, finishing fourth in team scoring and seventh among the tournament’s top-scoring defensemen… Led the U.S. National Team development program (U-18) in penalty minutes (136) in 2002-03… The only member of the NTDP to win two gold medals in one season in 2002, when he won gold at the U-18 and U-17 World Championships… Earned best defenseman honors at the 2002 U-18 World Championships in Slovakia, capturing a gold medal with the U.S. team while tying as the tournament’s top-scoring defenseman… Played for the U.S. select U-18 team at the 2001 Four Nations tournament in the Czech Republic… Selected to play in the 2001 USA Hockey Select-16 tournament.

BACKGROUND: Enjoys golf and fishing… Spends his summers in Pine Island, Florida… Favorites include Old School (movie), SportsCenter (TV show), Tim McGraw and the Dance Hall Doctors (band/musician), Will Ferrell (actor), Alaska (favorite vacation spot) Stoney River Grille (favorite Nashville restaurant)… Lists George W. Bush as the person he would most like to meet… Enjoys Nashville for the country music… His father, Bob Suter - a member of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic Team - played for the Nashville South Stars and played at the University of Wisconsin… His uncles, Gary Suter (who enjoyed a distinguished 17-year career in the NHL) and John Suter, also played at Wisconsin… Single.

TRANSACTIONS:  June 22, 2003 – Nashville’s first choice, seventh overall (first round), in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.


Statistics

Regular Season
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM PP SH GW S % +/-
2001-02 Nat. U-17 USA 43 4 21 25 96 -
2001-02 Nat. U-18 USA 27 4 10 14 6 -
2002-03 Nat. U-18 USA 51 9 22 31 136 -
2003-04 Wisconsin WCHA 39 3 16 19 93 -
2004-05 Milwaukee AHL 63 7 16 23 70 4 0 1 116 6 10
2005-06 Nashville NHL 71 1 15 16 66 0 0 0 84 1.2 7

PREDATORS CAREER TOTALS 71 1 15 16 66 0 0 0 84 1.2 7
NHL CAREER TOTALS 71 1 15 16 66 0 0 0 84 1.2 7


Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM PP SH GW
2004-05 Milwaukee AHL 7 1 5 6 16 1 0 1

PREDATORS CAREER TOTALS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NHL CAREER TOTALS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


International
Season Team Event GP G A PTS PIM
2002-03 United States (U18) WJC 8 1 6 7 12
2003-04 United States (U18) WJC 6 1 3 4 22
2003-04 United States WJC 7 2 1 3 2
2004-05 United States WJC 6 0 2 2 8
2004-05 United States WC 1 0 0 0 0
2005-06 United States WJC 7 1 7 8 20
2005-06 United States WC 7 1 1 2 10



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