Wild's Suter skates for charity

BY foxsports • August 3, 2015

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter has no qualms about skating for long stretches of time.

After all, the 30-year-old led the league by averaging a staggering 29 minutes, 4 seconds per contest last season.

With that in mind, Suter jumped at the chance to participate in the inline skating portion of the RBC Race for the Kids Minnesota Half Marathon on Saturday. More than 3,000 people participated in the race, which benefited the Ronald McDonald House of Charities of the Upper Midwest.

"The race was fun," Suter told the team's website after he and his wife Becky completed the race. "We had a great time ... we're supporting a great charity that helps kids and that is what it is all about. My dad used to say, 'It’s all about the kids' - and we’re just trying to carry on his legacy."

Suter's father, Bob, died last year at the age of 57. The elder Suter helped the University of Wisconsin win the 1977 NCAA championship and aided the United States in seizing the gold at Lake Placid, N.Y., three years later.

(h/t Minnesota Wild)