Wild defenseman Ryan Suter named to NHL's First All-Star team
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Defenseman Ryan Suter's first season with the Minnesota Wild has proven to be award-winning.
Suter, who joined the Wild a year ago on a 13-year contract, was named to the NHL's first All-Star team on Tuesday, becoming the first player in Wild history to earn the distinction.
Suter totaled 28 assists in the 2012-13 season to rank first on the Wild and third in the league among defensemen. On top of setting a franchise record for time on the ice (27:16), he accounted for four goals (second-most among defensemen).
His high statistical output helped him become a finalist for the NHL's Norris Trophy, given to the league's top defenseman, finishing second behind Montreal's P.K. Subban.
2012-13 NHL First All-Star Team
G Sergei Bobrovsky -- Columbus Blue Jackets
D P.K. Subban -- Montreal Canadiens
D Ryan Suter -- Minnesota Wild
C Sidney Crosby -- Pittsburgh Penguins
RW Alex Ovechkin -- Washington Capitals
LW Chris Kunitz -- Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Second All-Star Team
G Henrik Lundqvist -- New York Rangers
D Francois Beauchemin -- Anaheim Ducks
D Kris Letang -- Pittsburgh Penguins
C Jonathan Toews -- Chicago Blackhawks
RW Martin St. Louis -- Tampa Bay Lightning
LW Alex Ovechkin -- Washington Capitals