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Suter agrees to three-year, $3 million deal

MADISON, Wis. -- University of Wisconsin sophomore
defenseman Ryan Suter agreed to terms of a three-year contract with
the Nashville Predators on Wednesday.

Suter, the seventh overall pick in the 2003 draft, agreed to
terms of a deal worth about $3 million. He will forego his
remaining three years of eligibility.

"I'm pretty honored and look forward to the next step," the
19-year-old nephew of former NHL player Gary Suter said.

Predators spokesman Ken Anderson said he expects Suter to sign
the deal Thursday. He declined further comment.

Suter had three goals and 16 assists in 39 games with Wisconsin,
and was a third-team all-Western Collegiate Hockey Association
selection.