Brett Sutter (C)
Career Notes: Enters his ninth pro season in 2015-16 after signing a two-year two-way contract with Minnesota on July 1, 2014…2014-15: Wore an “A” as an alternate captain for Iowa…Made his Iowa debut on Oct. 10, 2014 at San Antonio, a 3-2 loss… Scored his first goal with the Wild in his home debut, a 4-3 defeat to Milwaukee on Oct. 17, 2014... Recalled to Minnesota on Dec. 15, 2014 and made his MN debut on Dec. 16, 2014 at Chicago… Picked up his first assist with Minnesota on Dec. .17, 2014 vs. Boston...Had two assists for Minnesota in a 3-2 Wild win over Winnipeg on Dec. 29, 2014… Played in his 500th AHL game vs. Chicago on Jan.13, 2015, a 3-0 Iowa loss at home… 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 Apr. 15, 2013 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). He set a career high with 19 goals… 2011-12: Spent the majority of the year with Charlotte. Finished 7th in team scoring… 2010-2011: Played in 16 Calder Cup Playoff games in the spring of 2011, and helped the Checkers to the Eastern Conference Finals….Led the Checkers with 10 assists and 14 points in the 2011 Calder Cup Playoffs, good enough for 14th in the postseason scoring race…Started season with Calgary prior to a November trade that sent him and defenseman Ian White to Carolina for D – Anton Babchuk and Tom Kostopoulos….2009-10: Played majority of the year in Abbotsford… Finished 9th overall in team scoring…Helped team advance to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs….Led Heat in playoff scoring with 11 points…2008-09: Played in nearly every game for Quad City, placing 8th overall in points….Recalled to Calgary on Dec. 22, 2008 and made his NHL Debut on Dec. 23, 2008 against Anaheim, scoring his first NHL goal…2007-08: Turned pro with his first season in Quad City (AHL)… Made his pro debut with the Quad City Flames (AHL) on Oct. 6, 2007 in Rockford, and recorded one assist for his first professional point...scored his first professional goal, on the road, against the Iowa Stars on Nov. 17, 2007... 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 Vancouver Canucks was also on the Rebels and his uncle, Brent, was the head coach. 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...
Has played in 34 career Calder Cup Playoff games...Skated in 60 career NHL games prior to this season (6, Minnesota/ 36 Carolina / 18 Calgary)...Son of Darryl Sutter, the two-time Stanley Cup Winning Coach Of the Los Angeles Kings… Darryl played in over 400 NHL games for Chicago prior to a career ending injury...Played alongside cousin Brody Sutter for parts of three seasons with the Charlotte Checkers... Uncles that have played in the NHL include; Brian Sutter (STL 1976-88), Duane Sutter (NY Islanders (79-87)/ CHI (87-90)), Brent Sutter (NY Islanders (80-92)/ CHI (92-98)), Ron Sutter (PHI (82-91)/ STL (91-94)/QUE (93-94)/NY Islanders (94-95)/ BOS (95-96)/PHX (95-96)/SJS (96-00) CAL (00-01)), Rich Sutter (Pitt (83-84)/PHL (83-86)/ VAN (86-90)/ STL (90-93)/ATL (94-95)/ CHI (93&95) TOR (94-95)/Tampa (94-95).