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Born June 2, 1987 (1987-06-02) (age 22),
Viking, AB, CAN
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Calgary Flames
Abbotsford Heat (AHL)
NHL Draft 179th overall, 2005
Calgary Flames
Career 2007 – present

Brett Sutter (born June 2, 1987 in Viking, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League (AHL). Sutter was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 6th round, 179th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut for the Flames during the 2008–09 season, scoring a goal in his first game. He is the son of Darryl Sutter, and the eighth member of the famous Sutter family to play in the NHL.


Playing career

Sutter played four Western Hockey League (WHL) seasons with the Kootenay Ice and Red Deer Rebels between 2003 and 2007. During his time in Red Deer, he played with his cousin Brandon, and was coached by his uncle Brent Sutter.[1] He was the Rebels' team captain in his final season of junior in 2006–07,[2] and posted a career high 28 goals.[3]

He turned professional in 2007–08. Sutter was one of the Flames' final cuts prior to the season,[4] and was assigned to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Quad City Flames, where he recorded four goals and ten points in 75 games.[5] Sutter earned more ice time throughout the season as he adapted to the speed of the professional game.[4] Sutter returned to Quad City for the start of the 2008–09 AHL season. He recorded one goal and six assists in 28 games prior to joining the Flames.[6]

Sutter was recalled by the Flames on December 22, 2008 from Quad City, in a move that generated interest as his father is the Flames general manager. "Everybody makes a big deal about his last name, but there's been lots (of Sutters) before him and will be ones after him," Darryl Sutter said.[7] The Flames stated that he was recalled on merit, and to fill a specific role with the team.[3] He made his NHL debut on December 23, 2008 against the Anaheim Ducks, and scored a goal while being named the game's third star.[8][9] Sutter played three games with the Flames before being returned to Quad City.


Upon making his debut, Brett became the eighth member of the Sutter family to play in the NHL.[10] Along with his father, Darryl, his uncles Brent, Brian, Duane, Rich and Ron all played in the NHL, while his cousin Brandon is currently a member of the Carolina Hurricanes.[11] Another cousin, Shaun, was also a draft pick of the Flames in 1998, and is playing professionally in Europe.[12] Another cousin, Brody is currently playing in the Western Hockey League.

Brett's selection by the Flames, 179th overall, was coincidentally the same spot at which his father was drafted. Darryl was claimed by the Chicago Blackhawks, 179th overall, in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft.[13]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Kootenay Ice WHL 44 5 7 12 26 4 0 0 0 4
2004–05 Kootenay Ice WHL 70 8 11 19 70 16 1 2 3 16
2005–06 Kootenay Ice WHL 16 8 7 15 21
2005–06 Red Deer Rebels WHL 57 9 26 35 80
2006–07 Red Deer Rebels WHL 67 28 29 57 77 7 3 4 7 11
2007–08 Quad City Flames AHL 75 4 6 10 63
2008–09 Quad City Flames AHL 71 10 15 25 50
2008–09 Calgary Flames NHL 4 1 0 1 2
NHL totals 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0


  1. ^ Board, Mike (2007-09-23). "It's eyes wide open for Brett Sutter". Calgary Flames Hockey Club. Retrieved 2008-12-23.  
  2. ^ Walker, Andrew (2007-07-31). "Q & A with Brett Sutter". Hockey's Future. Retrieved 2008-12-23.  
  3. ^ a b Hall, Vicki (2008-12-23). "New Sutter in town". Retrieved 2008-12-23.  
  4. ^ a b Odland, Kristen (2008-07-27). "Brett Sutter waits for his turn in an NHL jersey". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2008-12-29.  
  5. ^ "Brett Sutter player profile". Retrieved 2008-12-23.  
  6. ^ "Flames bring up Brett Sutter". Rogers Sportsnet. 2008-12-22. Retrieved 2008-12-29.  
  7. ^ Sportak, Randy (2008-12-23). "Here for one rea'son'". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 2008-12-23.  
  8. ^ "Flames rally for three unanswered goals to beat Ducks". TSN. 2008-12-23. Retrieved 2008-12-24.  
  9. ^ "Boxscore: Anaheim 3, Calgary 4". ESPN. 2008-12-23. Retrieved 2008-12-24.  
  10. ^ "Flames 4, Ducks 3". National Hockey League. 2008-12-23. Retrieved 2008-12-24.  
  11. ^ "Another Sutter set to make NHL debut". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2008-12-23. Retrieved 2008-12-23.  
  12. ^ "Shaun Sutter player profile". Retrieved 2008-12-23.  
  13. ^ Sportak, Randy (2005-07-31). "Banking on Sutter". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 2008-12-29.  

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