Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter reported to training camp with a heavy heart this season.
Suter's father Bob, a member of the "Miracle On Ice" 1980 U.S. Olympic team, died suddenly on Sept. 9.
In difficult times, Suter has had his teammates and the support of the Wild organization to lean on. Owner Craig Leipold flew the team to Minnesota so all of the players could attend Bob Suter's funeral.
"It's been amazing. Starting with Craig, flying the whole team there. It's a special organization," Suter said Friday.