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Wilderness Walk: Mr. Millenium

Ryan Suter is about to hit 1,000 games, is the ‘Vegas flu’ a real thing, and how come there aren’t more good hockey songs?

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at Minnesota Wild Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Suter is about to hit quite the landmark in his NHL career: 1,000 games. The absolute fastest a player could reach that many games would be to play every game of the regular season on a team that made it to the Stanley Cup Final every year with every round being a seven game series. In that essentially impossible scenario, a player could hit the millenium mark in a little under nine seasons. Suter will have accomplished it in a little over 13 seasons, which still seems pretty impossible. Yet doing the nigh impossible is the bread and butter for Suter. He’s been the epitome of an iron man in the NHL. Not only has Suter played an absolute shed load of games, but he’s played more minutes than anybody while doing so.

Wild News

A Grand Career - Minnesota Hockey Magazine

Ryan Suter preps for 1000th game: 'He’s an old-school defenWild's Ryan Suter: 'An old-school defenseman in a new-school game'seman in a new-school game'
MN Wild defenseman Ryan Suter will play in his 1,000th NHL game when Minnesota plays host to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.

Man without a plan: Suter's hockey adventure reaches 1,000th game - StarTribune.com
Ryan Suter says he doesn't hockey for statistics and praise. Even so, he holds Wild franchise records and 'doesn't get anywhere near the accolades he deserves,' his coach says.

Ryan Suter's upcoming 1,000th NHL game: a closer look - StarTribune.com
There are three goaltenders, 108 defensemen and 213 forwards who have been in 1,000 games.

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