Publish date:

Ryan Suter pays tribute to Humboldt player who idolized him

Adam Herold died in the crash that killed 15 players and staff on a Canadian junior team.
Author:

Among the 15 players and staff killed in a tragic bus crash involving a junior hockey team last Friday in Saskatchewan was 16-year-old Adam Herold. 

Herold's favorite NHL player: Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, who penned a tribute to Herold after learning that the young Humboldt Broncos defenseman idolized him. 

"It's extremely humbling and emotional to hear that Adam Herold told his teammates before every game that he wanted to emulate my play," Suter wrote. 

"I wish this wasn't how I found out; I wish he could've told me as he lined up alongside me on NHL ice in a few years. I've read articles about him and each word is a tribute to his character and selfless nature, and I'm honored that a great kid like that would choose me as a person to look up to. 

"I'm heartbroken for his family, teammates and friends. And for everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. The entire hockey community is thinking of you, and praying for you. 

"I'll never forget your tribute, Adam. Thank you."

According to TSN, Herold was the youngest of the 15 who died in the accident. His 17th birthday would've been Thursday. 

Related: 

State of Hockey mourns for Canadian juniors who died in bus crash

Sign up for our daily newsletters

Next Up

covid, vaccine

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, October 18

Hospitalizations have surpassed 1,000 in the latest update.

Gully Boys van stolen Twitter pic 1

Mpls. band Gully Boys' van stolen, with all their gear inside

They're asking Twin Cities residents to be on the lookout for the silver van.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

2 girls from St. Cloud injured in ATV crash

Neither girl was wearing a helmet, the sheriff's office said.

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins has turned into a late-game killer for the Vikings

Cousins has given the Vikings a chance to tie or win the game 7 times in 6 games.

john oliver

Watch: The absurd ad 'Last Week Tonight' wrote for a MN car dealership

Host John Oliver described the commercial as a "tense domestic psychodrama."

Car driving

Minnesota is on track for the most road deaths since 2007

Minnesota has recorded 384 traffic deaths as of Oct. 14.

helicopter-186718_1280

1 dead, 1 airlifted following Goodhue County crash

The crash happened around 6:15 a.m. Sunday.

railroad crossing, train crossing

Woman found dead on train tracks in Moorhead

The woman was located by officials on train tracks near Memorial Park Sunday morning.

police tape, crime scene

Search for killer after man is fatally shot in Hopkins

The shooting was reported around 7:40 p.m. Sunday.

skylar hunter and jamie hunter

Victims in double killing ID'd as father and son; suspect was son's roommate

A man killed his roommate and his roommate's father early Saturday in St. Louis County, authorities said.

Mike Zimmer

‘Fire Zimmer’ trending after Vikings beat Panthers

The Vikings won the game but their coach is still on the hot seat.

Related

Suter banks winning goal off Dallas player's 'nutcup'

It's also sometimes referred to as a "Shock Doctor."

Ryan Suter

Season over: Ryan Suter says what Wild has 'is not working'

Minnesota finished with a final record of 37-36-9.

Ryan Suter's broken ankle will require surgery

Suter broke his ankle during Saturday's loss to Dallas.

Ryan Suter

Suter says goodbye to Minnesota in Players Tribune piece

As Suter heads for Dallas, the Wild revamp their blue line.

Dumba injured, Suter bloodied in fight-filled Wild-Flames game

Matt Dumba was injured, possibly from a fight in the first minute of the game.