The Wild might be done playing, but defenseman Ryan Suter isn't. Suter was named to the U.S. men's national team Thursday that will compete in the IIHF men's world championship. The tournament is May 10-26 in Slovakia.
This will be Suter's 14th international appearance and his first at the worlds since 2009. Suter hasn't competed internationally since the World Cup of Hockey in 2016.
This season with the Wild, Suter tallied seven goals and 47 points in 82 games after returning from a severe ankle injury that sidelined him for the end of the 2017-18 season.
Team USA will spend three days training in Germany, and on one of them will face Germany on May 7. The U.S. will begin tournament play May 10 against Slovakia. All U.S. games in the tournament will air live on NHL Network.
The United States has medaled in three of the past six world championships, earning bronze in 2013, 2015 and 2018 for its best stretch since the 1950s.
USA Hockey will announce additions to its roster as players are confirmed. New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei (Lakeville) is currently the only Minnesota native on the roster, which could include as many as 25 players.