Foxy Friday: Ryan Suter

To say that Ryan Suter is having a good week would be an understatement.

Wednesday was America’s birthday.  Ryan being a member of Team USA and proud American, we’re pretty sure he threw a pretty raging bbq.

Sparklers. Potato Salad.  Inflatable Pool Beer Pong.  The whole nine yards.

Then on the same day, he signed a BIG FAT MONSTER 13 year, $98 million dollar contract with the Minnesota Wild.

AMERICA!  More sparklers.

But today is definitely the best day of Ryan Suter’s week.

It’s Friday and everyone loves Fridays.

But more importantly, Ryan becomes a member of a very elite fraternity of NHL players. We call it Phi Phi Phi.  You might know it as…

Foxy Friday.

However, the reasons above do not solely make one worth of this prestigious honor and induction in to Phi Phi Phi.  Ryan has several other qualities that make him a worthy Foxy Friday honoree.

  • Hockey Pedigree.  Ryan is the son of Bob Suter, who was a member of the 1980 US Olympic Hockey team that defeated the Russians in Lake Placid.  Everyone know how we feel about all things “Miracle” related. Also his uncle, Gary, is a NHL Hall of Famer and was the first American to win the Calder Trophy.
  • Statistics.  The 2011-2012 season was Ryan’s career best.  79 games played, 7 goals, 39 assists, 45 points, and a + 15 rating.

  • He’s #1.  Well, #7 actually.  Ryan was drafted seventh overall by the Nashville Predators in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.  Also in his draft class – Marc-Andre Fleury, Mike Richards, Corey Perry, Jeff Carter, Eric Staal, and his new Wild teammate, Zach Parise

  • Epic Bromance Potential.  Speaking of Zach…both signed identical contracts with the Wild on the same day!  Both from the Midwest (Zach is from Minnesota, Ryan from Wisconsin.)  Both played for Team USA.  Both drafted in 2003.  Both are adorable.  Forget Parise Watch.  We’re on Bromance Watch.

  • Golden Boy.  Ryan has represented the US in ten international tournaments and has won 3 gold medals.  Unfortunately, he missed out on gold in the 2010 Olympics (one and only time I hated Canada) but we’re pretty sure he’ll get another shot in 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • Military Might.  Ryan played at the Culver Military Academy where he scored 45 points in 26 games.  That’s an average of 1.7 points per game.  Also, he can iron creases in his pants so sharp, they’ll cut you.  (Full disclosure, it has been Fleet Week here in Boston.  Lots of men in uniform around here. Sensory/ovary overload.)
  • Puppies. Cute boys + puppies = WUYS meltdown.

When you take all this into a count, it’s not hard to see why Ryan would get this week’s honor.  With in just a couple of days, he has become part of the THE biggest story in the off-season.

Personally, we’re dying to see what happens in Minnesota this season.

Will the Wild’s gamble pay off?

Will the team make the playoffs?

If they do, how far will they go?

Or will the liquidation of their piggy back be all for naught?

Check back with us in March…

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  1. Farah Reply

    YES! Gettin’ some Sconnies on this list, I love it!

  2. Chuck Reply

    Pretty sure that Ryan is the one on the bottom right…with the frosted tips/boy band hair.

    • MouthGuard Reply

      NO!!! That’s Dion PhaBARF!!!

      HOW could you confuse them???!!!

      You guyzzz. Lookit. I’m glad that you’re giving the Western Conference some sugar!!! Does this mean you’re gonna down those Mini-Thins and watch some WC games this season? Or come out West for some road tripzzzz???

      I LOVED this FF. This glorious human has been flying under the radar for much too long. I have some potential “addendum” shots I will send you separately for your consideration. Oh, and THIS. 🙂 Well done!

    • I cannot take Dion Paneuf’s frosted tips. Laughing into next week.
      He totally secretly wished he was in a 90s boy band.
      Along with Ryan Getzlaf. No wonder all of his hair is gone now.

      • MouthGuard Reply

        DOUCHE ALERT!!!


      That picture of the 2003 draft class? I AM DYING. Ryan is so obviously the one in the Mormon tie in the middle. And good god Ryan Getzlaf is a babe. His current hair loss is upsetting (he is three years YOUNGER than me!), but his FACE. That BONE STRUCTURE. B-A-B-E. Eternally jealous of his wife.

      I only wish that EStaaaaaal and Jeff Carter were also in this picture. I would make it the wallpaper on every device I own.

  3. spinfrog Reply

    Please, who is the dude between Dustin Brown and Mark-Andre Fleury in that draft picture?

    (If Russia doesn’t win gold in Sochi, I might have to eat my sneakers)

    • MouthGuard Reply

      Andrei KosTITSyn. A/K/A AK47. A/K/A DIPS**T. He’s SUPER popular in Nashville, btw. (not)

      Mr. “I’ll Never Work In The NHL Again” – !!!

      You might see him in Sochi. Or maybe not.

  4. MouthGuard Reply

    Okay do we get some kind of PRIZE if we can ID every one of the rooks in the pic?

    Not saying I’ll win but I want a booby prize of some sort.