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Ryan Suter and Zach Parise
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Ryan Suter and Zach Parise

2012: 13 years, $98 million ($7.54m per) each

The Wild landed not one but both of the NHL's top prizes in free agency, defenseman Ryan Suter signing forward Zach Parise and. Drafted 17th overall by New Jersey in 2003, Parise produced 194 goals and 216 assists in 503 career games, scoring 30-plus goals five times. Suter spent all seven of his NHL seasons with the Nashville Predators after being selected with the seventh pick in the 2005 draft. The All-Star defenseman reached a career-highs in points in 2011-12, with 7 goals and 39 assists. The breakdown of the contracts is exactly the same, with both players getting $12 million in each of their first two years. The deals then go down in value, with each making $1 million in both 2023-24 and 2024-25.

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