Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 7/3/13
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Ryan Suter missed out on winning the Norris Trophy, given to the NHLs best defenseman, but his first season with the Minnesota Wild was recognized by the leagues writers on Wednesday.Suter, who signed a monumental 13-year, 98 million contract with Minnesota last offseason as the top defensemen available in free agency, was named first-team on the NHLs First All-Star team on Wednesday. Suter is the first player in Wild history to be named to the first-team and just the second player to be named to a postseason All-NHL team, joining his defensive partner, Jonas Brodin, who was named to the All-Rookie team earlier.Suter led all NHL players and set a Minnesota franchise record by averaging 27 minutes, 16 seconds of ice time last season after coming to the Wild from Nashville. He added four goals and 28 assists, while playing every game and was a plus-2. He was second in the league in assists and third in points among all defensemen. Suter also led Minnesota in blocked...
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