Brett Sutter (C)
Career Notes: Signed by Minnesota on 7/1/14...Enters eighth professional season in 2014-15...Made his pro debut with the Quad City Flames (AHL) on 10/6/07 in Rockford, and recorded one assist for his first professional point...scored his first professional goal, on the road, against the Iowa Stars on 11/17/07...Played in his first NHL game with the Calgary Flames on 12/23/08, and scored a goal versus the Anaheim Ducks...Traded from the Calgary Flames to the Carolina Hurricanes with Ian White on 11/17/10 in exchange for Anton Babchuk and Tom Kostopoulos...Has played in 34 career Calder Cup Playoff games...Skated in 54 career NHL games prior to this season (36 Carolina / 18 Calgary)...Son of Darryl Sutter, the two-time Stanley Cup Winning Coach Of the Los Angeles Kings...Played alongside cousin Brody Sutter for parts of three seasons with the Charlotte Checkers...Played 251 games in the WHL over four seasons, beginning his career with the Kootenay Ice, before being traded during the 2005-06 season to the Rebels. 2013-14: Served as captain of the Checkers for the third consecutive season...Registered 44 points (15g, 29a) in 62 games with the Checkers, which ranked fourth on the club in scoring...Also skated in 17 games with the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)...Played in his 400th regular season AHL game on 4/15/13 at Oklahoma City. 2012-2013: Finished second on the Checkers with 48 points...His 70 games played, tied for the most on the team (Chris Terry). 2010-2011: Played in 16 Calder Cup Playoff games in the spring of 2011, and helped the Checkers to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they were swept by Kurt Kleinendorst’s Binghamton Senators...Led the Checkers with 10 assists and 14 points in the 2011 Calder Cup Playoffs, good enough for 14th postseason scoring race. 2006-07: Posted a WHL career-best 57 points (28g, 29a) while skating for the Red Deer Rebels...his cousin Brandon Sutter, who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins was also on the Rebels and his uncle, Brent, was the head coach.