Suter agrees to one-year contract with Blues

The St. Louis Blues have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with unrestricted free agent defenseman Ryan Suter.

The deal includes a base salary of $775,000 and up to $2.225 million in performance bonuses.

Suter, 39, has played for the Dallas Stars for the past three seasons, including the 2023-24 season, in which he recorded 17 points (two goals, 15 assists) and 28 penalty minutes in 82 regular-season games and four points (one goal, three assists) and 16 penalty minutes in 19 playoff games.

Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Suter was selected seventh overall by Nashville in 2003 and has enjoyed a 19-year NHL career, playing for Nashville, Minnesota and Dallas, among others.

In total, the three-time NHL All-Star and 2013 First Team All-Star has accumulated 681 points (105 goals, 576 assists) and 761 penalty minutes in 1,444 regular season games, and 44 points (seven goals, 37 assists) in 133 postseason appearances.

He currently ranks first among active defensemen in games played, sixth in points, 15th in goals, third in assists, ninth in penalty minutes and 13th in plus-minus (+120).

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound defender represented the United States internationally in several competitions, including a gold medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships and a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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