Latest Ryan Suter News

Wild sign veteran defenseman Jordie Benn to 1-year deal

Aug. 27, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Jordie Benn to a one-year, $900,000 contract on Friday, adding another veteran option after an offseason of change on the blue line. The 34-year-old Benn had one goal, nine assists and a plus-7 rating over 39...

Wild agree to terms with defenseman Jon Merrill

Jul. 29, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms Thursday with defenseman Jon Merrill on a one-year, $850,000 contract, the third veteran they've added to the blue line in free agency. The 29-year-old Merrill had five assists and 70 blocked shots in 49 games...

Stars add 2 more free agents after opening flurry of moves

Jul. 29, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars signed two more free agents Thursday, inking defenseman Jani Hakanpaa and veteran forward Michael Raffl a day after opening free agency with a flurry of moves. Hakanpaa, who split last season between Anaheim and Carolina, signed a...

Stars open free agency by signing veterans Suter and Holtby

Jul. 28, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

The Dallas Stars opened free agency Wednesday by signing three-time All-Star defenseman Ryan Suter and former Stanley Cup champion goaltender Braden Holtby, a pair of veterans whose contracts were bought out by their previous teams. Suter got a $14.6 million, four-year...

Wild get Minnesota native Goligoski for $5M in free agency

Jul. 28, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

Entering his 15th season in the NHL, Alex Goligoski found his first experience as a free agent to be more stressful than he expected or preferred. The landing spot made it worth the hassle. The left-shot defenseman agreed to terms on a one-year, $5 million contract...

Expansion Kraken land Grubauer; Lightning breakup continues

Jul. 28, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

There was a method to the Seattle Kraken’s approach to preserve salary cap space while making their expansion draft selections. After laying in wait, the Kraken made one of the biggest splashes in free agency by signing goalie Philipp Grubauer to a six-year, $35.4...

Grubauer, Hamilton among top names entering NHL free agency

Jul. 28, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

The stars available at the top end of the NHL free agent market should make things interesting Wednesday afternoon. And scratch Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog off the list, after the Avalanche captain signed an eight-year, $56 million contract late Tuesday night. ...

Seattle Kraken expansion draft: NHL GMs learned from Vegas

Jul. 22, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

Four years after the Vegas Golden Knights burst into the NHL by making 10 trades at their expansion draft, the Seattle Kraken came away with none. That means no extra prospects, roster players or draft picks stockpiled because another team wanted to give up a certain...

NHL teams shuffle before Seattle Kraken expansion draft

Jul. 16, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

Before 30 NHL teams release the list of players available for the Kraken, many of them are shuffling the deck to make sure they're in good position for the Seattle expansion draft. Rather than losing Ryan Graves, Colorado traded him to New Jersey. Rather than worry about...

Goalie Ben Bishop to be available in Seattle expansion draft

Jul. 15, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop has waived his no-movement clause to be exposed in the Seattle expansion draft next week after approaching his team with the idea. The move, which the team confirmed Thursday, allows Dallas to protect veteran goalie Anton Khudobin from...