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NHL PLAYER, Brandon Sutter


Born Feb 14, 1989 -- Huntington, New York, United States
Selected by Carolina Hurricanes round 1 #11 overall 2007 NHL Entry Draft

Brandon Sutter (born February 14, 1989) is an American-Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is the son of former Calgary Flames head coach Brent Sutter, and a member of the famous Sutter family.

After a brief stint with Carolina's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Albany River Rats, at the end of his 2007–08 WHL season, Sutter debuted in the NHL with the Hurricanes in 2008–09. He scored his first NHL goal on October 23, 2008 against Marc-André Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The next game, on October 25, Sutter suffered a concussion after a collision with former Hurricane Doug Weight of the New York Islanders. Sutter had his head down as he was leaning forward for a loose puck in the neutral zone when Weight caught him with his shoulder. Although the hit was ruled as legal and Weight was not assessed any penalty, it re-sparked the debate in the NHL on head shots. Sutter returned to the lineup after missing eight games.

On July 12, 2011, Sutter signed a three-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes worth $6.2 million.

On June 22, 2012, Brandon Sutter was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins along with Carolina's first round pick, No. 8 overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft and Brian Dumoulin in return for Jordan Staal.

On July 28, 2015, Sutter was traded by the Penguins along with a 3rd-round pick to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening, and a 2nd-round pick in 2016.

Source: Wikipedia



Sutter, Horvat lead Canucks to comeback win October 17, 2016

Brandon Sutter and Bo Horvat both scored their respective first goals of the season last night, as the Vancouver Canucks came from behind to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3. Down 3-0, Horvat put the Canucks on the board with 7:57 left in the 2nd period. Sutter would eventually be the hero, assisting on Vancouver’s second goal before scoring the overtime winner.  He would go on to be named the first star of the contest.

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Sutter shines in Canucks debut October 08, 2015

Brandon Sutter scored in his very first game with the Vancouver Canucks last night, leading his new team to a 5-1 win over the Calgary Flames. Acquired in a multi-player deal from the Pittsburgh Penguins this summer, the 26-year-old center added an assist and 3 shots on net in the contest, as well as an impressive +3 rating.  The Huntington, New York-native registered career-highs in goals (21) and shots (180) in 2014-15.

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Sutter signs new deal with Canucks August 06, 2015

Just one week after being acquired by the Vancouver Canucks via a trade, Brandon Sutter signed a five-year, $21.875 million contract extension on Tuesday.  Best known for his ability to match up against the opposing team’s top center, the 26-year-old Huntington, New York-native has also excelled offensively of late, setting a career-high in goals last year with 21.

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Canucks acquire Sutter in three-player deal July 29, 2015

After spending the last three seasons centering the 3rd line for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Brandon Sutter will take his multi-faceted, two-way game to Vancouver. The 26-year-old center, known around the league for his prowess on the penalty kill, had one of his best offensive campaigns in 2014-15. The Huntington, New York-native equaled a career-best in goals (21), while leading his club in short-handed markers with 4.

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Sutter named 3rd star in Pens’ Game 2 win April 20, 2015

Brandon Sutter scored once and added an assist, as the Pittsburgh Penguins bounced back in Game 2, winning by a score of 4-3 over the New York Rangers. The 26-year-old, Huntington, New York-native put the Penguins on the board halfway through the second period, leveling the score with his 8th career playoff goal. He finished the game with 3 shots, a hit and a blocked shot to go along with his two-point performance.

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Sutter powers Penguins to big win March 13, 2015

Brandon Sutter got the ball rolling last night, scoring twice in the first period – including his league-leading 4th shorthanded goal -- in the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4 triumph over the Edmonton Oilers. He would go on to be named the 2nd star of the match after leading all skaters with 6 shots on net. The Huntington, New York-native has put up his best numbers since being traded to the Penguins in 2012, registering 15 goals and 12 assists in 65 games played. 

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Sutter sparks the offense in Pens’ victory November 07, 2014

Brandon Sutter was named the first star in the Penguins’ 4-3 shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets last night, participating in all three of his team’s goals. The 25-year-old centerman had a goal and two assists in the contest, including a team-leading 5 shots on net. A consistent performer on Pittsburgh’s 3rd line the last 2 seasons, the two-way forward is off to one of his best-ever offensive starts, with 8 points (4 goals, 4 assists) in his first 12 games.

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Sutter comes up big in Pens’ victory September 26, 2014

Brandon Sutter was named the 1st star of last night’s 3-2, overtime win against the Minnesota Wild, picking up two goals—including the winner in extra time—to propel the Penguins to victory. With numerous star players missing from the roster, the Red Deer, Alberta-native was heavily relied upon to lead the attack, logging an impressive 21:39 of ice-time, the most by any forward in the game.

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Sutter signs on with Pens for two more years August 06, 2014

The Pittsburgh Penguins locked up their final big piece of the puzzle, Tuesday, signing Brandon Sutter to a two-year contract worth $6.6 millon. The 25-year-old has become an integral part of Pittsburgh’s 3rd line unit, taking on a role as the team’s shutdown center. In 2013-14 he played a big role on the penalty kill, where he lead the Penguins with three shorthanded goals. He also stepped up his game in the playoffs, setting career highs in goals (5) and points (7) in 13 games played.

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Sutter clutch in Pens win April 17, 2014

Brandon Sutter scored the game-winning goal last night, as the Pittsburgh Penguins took down the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 in game 1 of their Eastern Conference First Round Series. After falling behind by two goals, the 25-year-old centerman’s 3rd period goal gave the Penguins the lead for good. He would go on to be named the game’s first star.

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Sutter steps up in Penguins win December 19, 2013

In a game that the Pittsburgh Penguins were on the verge of letting slip away, Brandon Sutter came up big in the shootout to salvage the victory. Sutter, who also scored in the 3rd period to put the Pens’ up 3-1, watched the Rangers claw back to make it 3-3 and force overtime. After the extra period saw both teams remain in a stalemate, the 24-year-old centre put the team on his shoulders, scoring the only goal in the 5th round of the shootout.

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Brandon Sutter ready for changes in Pittsburgh September 12, 2013

A year removed from being part of the blockbuster deal that sent Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes, 2007 first rounder Brandon Sutter is set to go through another year of adaption with the Penguins. Since his 2012-13 wingers, Matt Cooke and Tyler Kennedy, left via free agency, the 24-year-old will be playing with a brand new line this year. Despite the shakeup, the two-way center is looking forward to finding chemistry with his new linemates, whoever they may be.

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Sutter and Iginla come up big in Pens victory April 18, 2013

Playing without many of the team’s stars, Jarome Iginla and Brandon Sutter took matters into their own hands last night, leading Pittsburgh to an easy 6-4 victory over the Montréal Canadiens.  Both players scored in the first period, with Iginla making it 3-0 with 21 seconds left to play of the period. 

Despite the loss of captain Sidney Crosby, and now recent injuries to Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, and Paul Martin, it has been business as usual for the 1st place Pens. Still, you will not get anyone on the team speaking about the likelihood of an eventual 1st place finish.

"No one's talked about getting that No. 1," said Iginla, whose power-play goal in the final minute of the first period made him the 58th NHL player to reach the 1,100-point mark. "It's just about keep getting better as a group and keep the habits the right way. There's not many games left in the season, so the goal is to try to keep sharp."

Both Iginla and Sutter are new to the team this year (with Iginla having joined at the trade deadline), but neither have had trouble fitting in.  While Sutter has 11 goals, Iginla has 6 points in 8 games with the Pens thus far.