Saturday, February 21, 2009

Nashville Predators
(son of Bob Suter, part of USA's 1980 Olympic gold-medal winning team)

BIRTHPLACE: Madison, Wisconsin
COLLEGE: University of Wisonsin
POSITION: Defenseman
DRAFTED: in first round by Nashville in 2003 (7th overall)

WCHA All-Rookie Team (2004); served as captain for Team USA at the 2005 World Junior Championships, and became one of 16 American players to compete in three World Junior tournaments; named to the All-Tournament Team after leading 2005 WJC tournament defensemen in scoring (1 goal, 7 assist, 8 points), tying for second on Team USA in points and tying for third in the entire tournament in assists; appeared in one contest with Team USA at the 2005 World Championships in Austria; scored one goal and had 15 assists in 71 games during his rookie season (2005-2006).

Season Highlights (2008-2009)
  • one point shy of his career high reached last season (31)
  • reached a career high for assists (100) with his 25th of the season on February 12th vs. St. Louis
  • has seven multi-assist games this season after posting six in his first three NHL seasons combined
  • second on the team in assists and is second among Nashville defensemen in points (4 goals, 26 assists, 30 points)
  • leads the team in average ice time and has logged 20 or more minutes in all but one game this season
  • tied a career high for power play points (11) with his 10th man-advantage assist on January 28th at Vancouver
  • scored his first career overtime goal on November 28th at Atlanta, becoming the third defenseman to score an OT goal for the Predators this season

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