The Minnesota Wild will distribute Ryan Suter collectible bobbleheads at their home game on Monday night. The first 5,000 fans attending the Wild-Flames game on March 3 will receive the free hockey toy.
The Mar. 3 giveaway is the third in a five-player bobble series for this 2013-14 Minnesota Wild promotional season. Before the Olympics, the Wild celebrated Jason Pominville (Jan. 2) and Dany Heatley (Jan. 16) Bobble Nights. In March, the three Bobble Nights are Suter (Mar. 3), Jonas Brodin (Mar. 9) and Zach Parisé (Mar. 13). All five bobbles are sponsored by FOX Sports North.
Suter is in his second season with the Minnesota Wild, earning NHL First Team All-Star honours in 2012-13. He finished second in voting for the Norris Trophy. Before joining the Wild, he spent seven seasons with the Nashville Predators.
Other NHL teams like the Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers and Los Angeles Kings have also distributed hockey bobbles this 2013-14 season.
In last year’s shortened NHL season, the Wild distributed just the one “vintage” Wild bobble as a promotional, in-stadium gift.