Suter signs with Minnesota Wild

Former Badger defensemen signs with Wild

The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with top free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.

Parise leaves the New Jersey Devils, while Suter leaves the Nashville Predators to join the Wild.

The team says each of the 27-year-old veterans agreed to a 13-year contract.

Parise is a Minnesota native who spent seven seasons with the Devils, helping them reach this year’s Stanley Cup finals. He has 194 goals and 216 assists in 503 career games, scoring 30-plus goals five times.

Suter spent his first seven years in the NHL with the Predators. The All-Star defenseman had career highs in points last year, with 7 goals and 39 assists. The Madison native played one season with Wisconsin, 2003-2004.