Blues sign twice-bought-out defenseman Ryan Suter to 1-year, $775,000 contract


The St. Louis Blues have signed veteran defenseman Ryan Suter to a one-year, $775,000 contract, the team announced Wednesday night.

The deal includes $2.225 million in potential performance bonuses. The terms were not immediately known.

Suter, 39, was bought out by the Dallas Stars in late June. He ranked 62nd on The Athletic’s NHL big board heading into free agency opening on July 1 and was fourth among remaining unsigned players as of Wednesday.

The left-shot defenseman scored two goals and 17 points in 82 games in 2023-24, averaging 18:56 per game for the Central Division-winning Stars. He added one goal and four points in 17:50 per game during the playoffs, playing 19 games as Dallas made its second straight Western Conference final run.

Suter is the second player in league history to be bought out twice, after Tony DeAngelo. Suter was previously bought out by the Minnesota Wild in 2021, when he signed a four-year $14.6 million deal with the Stars. This season, he will be paid by all three teams.

This story will be updated.

(Photo: Chris Jones / USA Today)





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