Ex-Wild star Ryan Suter was blindsided by the team’s decision to buy him out in July.
“I’m going to miss you all so much, Minnesota,” the Wisconsin native wrote in The Players’ Tribune.
The veteran defenseman quickly found a new home, however, when the Dallas Stars lured him to Texas with a four-year, $14.6 million deal. As a result, Suter’s literal old home in Edina hit the market last week for $5 million.
Suter purchased the mammoth mansion at 6604 Indian Hills Rd. for $1.8 million in 2012, according to county records, just after the Wild inked him to a blockbuster 13-year, $98 million contract.
It’s… a lot of house.
The 7-bedroom, 7-bathroom, 10,824-square-footer is currently the largest and most expensive home for sale in Edina, according to the MLS. Built in 1990, the lakeside property boasts numerous rich-guy amenities, such as: “A well-appointed epic kitchen beyond compare,” per the listing, owner’s wing, movie theater, golf simulator, gym, basement bar, and sauna.
A movie poster for the 2004 movie Miracle is the only visual evidence that the house belongs to a “neat freak” NHL star. That film, which depicts the 1980 U.S. men’s hockey team’s upset Olympic victory over the Russian team (and, by extension, menacing communism) carries special significance for Suter, whose father Bob was a member of the gold-medal “Miracle on Ice” team.
We asked the listing agent for additional details about Suter’s place, but never heard back. It’s possible that media exposure isn’t worth the comment-section scrutiny. Back at City Pages, I spoke with the agent selling former Viking Trae Waynes’s former Minnetrista home. The reliably nasty CP commenters tore into the beige newer construction, prompting the Realtor to call me back and ask, almost verbatim, how humans can be so cruel.
I had no answers.
This much is certain: Suter, 36, is a connoisseur of massive properties. In 2018, he listed his sprawling, 12,000-square-foot Wisconsin estate for $4.5 million; the lawn would take 12 hours to mow, he told the Strib in 2017.
Let’s take a photo tour of the mansion he’s currently unloading, courtesy of the MLS.