SIGNING: Ryan Suter Lands With New Team After Dallas Buyout

Less than two weeks after being bought out by the Dallas Stars, veteran defenseman Ryan Suter has found a new home. He'll suit up for his 20th NHL season with the St. Louis Blues.

It's a one-year deal for the minimum, at $775,000. In addition, there are $2.225 million in potential performance bonuses. 

While Suter was still playing a solid role on the Dallas blueline, the Stars needed all the cap room they could get for offseason moves, and saved $1.4 million in cap space each of the next two seasons by buying out the 39-year-old. With that, he became only the second player in NHL history to have his contract bought out two different times. 

But the veteran played a big role throughout his three seasons with Dallas, though many feel that as another long playoff run wore on, he may have lost a step late this season. He still finished the regular season with a +14 rating while playing 19 minutes a night.

Suter was one of the NHL's top defenseman for years, logging up to 29 minutes a game at times with the Minnesota Wild, and finishing in the top 10 of the Norris Trophy balloting six straight seasons in the middle of his career. 

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