Team USA is going to the gold medal game! Although I missed most of today’s 6-1 win over Finland because of prior commitments, I did catch the highlights. I was hoping to have a clear winner for my next Ryan of the Day, but I was left wishing that Patrick Kane was one of the seven Ryans on the team. Yes, Ryan Malone did score, but he already got his day, and I want to share the love.
With that in mind, today’s Ryan of the Day is Ryan Suter because I felt like he showed up in several of the game clips that I saw. He also had two shots on goal in the win, and that’s the second most on the team.
The 24-year-old defenseman plays for the Nashville Predators in the NHL, and Olympic victory is in his blood. His father, Bob, was part of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” team, and his uncle, Gary, won silver at the 2002 Olympics. In a post on the blog Puck Daddy, Ryan was asked if he should win bronze this year just to complete the family set of medals.
No worries, he’s going for gold.