Suter has just two goals and nine points and is a minus-10 through the first 20 games this campaign. Some of Suter's struggles could be attested to the poor play of the entire team, but he's averaged just 24:33 of ice time this season, which is a career low. He's also chipped in 16 hits and 19 blocks, but those numbers aren't to his usual standards. What's more, he's racked up just four power-play points in a career-low 2:48 of average ice time, which hurts his fantasy appeal. The 34-year-old continues to be a steady option on the back end, but his stats point to the start of a reasonable decline in his career.
Suter notched an assist, five shots on goal and a plus-3 rating in Tuesdays' 4-2 win over the Ducks. Suter relayed a pass from Jared Spurgeon in the second period, finding Kevin Fiala for the Wild's first goal of the game. The helper gives Suter seven points, 26 shots and a minus-6 rating in 15 appearances. The 34-year-old defenseman hasn't recorded fewer than 40 points since 2014-15 -- his production has remained consistent and he's on track for a similar output this year.
Suter scored a power-play goal and posted three shots on goal in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Stars. Suter's second-period tally gave the Wild a seemingly secure 3-0 lead -- until the Stars netted six unanswered goals. The 34-year-old defenseman is up to six points in 12 games, but also carries a minus-8 rating. Suter has never finished lower than minus-16 in a season, which happened in 2008-09 with the Predators. However, that mark may in jeopardy given the Wild's struggles over the first month of the campaign.
Suter finished Thursday's 4-0 loss to Nashville with a minus-3 rating. It was a bad night all around for Suter and the Wild. After collecting three points in his first two games of the season, the top-pairing defenseman has found the scoresheet just twice over his last eight contests. Over that same stretch, Suter has posted a minus-5 rating.
Suter scored a goal and added an assist with two shots on goal and three hits in a 4-2 loss to Colorado on Saturday. Just another night at the office for the workhorse defenseman, who logged a game-high 30 shifts and led all players with 25:59 of ice time. The 34-year-old Suter has three points through the season's first two games and has topped the 40-point plateau in five of the last six years.
Last 7 Games
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