Brody Sutter (C)
Signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on 7/15/15.
Personal: Is the son of former NHL player, coach and current Edmonton Oilers scout Duane Sutter and the nephew of former NHL players Brent, Brian, Daryl, Rich and Ron Sutter ... His cousin Brett, a former Checkers teammate, now plays in the Minnesota Wild organization and another cousin, Brandon, a former Carolina Hurricane, plays for the Vancouver Canucks ... Yet another cousin, Lukas, is a New York Islanders prospect.
2014-15: Completed his third professional season and third with the Checkers while also appearing at the NHL level for the first time … Set a new career high of 12 goals despite appearing in just 45 games … Scored 15 of his 25 points in his last 17 games of the season between 3/4 and 4/12 … Tied for fifth on the team in goals and was seventh in points … Tied for fourth on the team with three power-play goals and tied for second with three game-winning goals … His 16.0 shooting percentage led all Checkers skaters with 50 or more shots on goal … After starting the season with the Checkers, recalled to the NHL for the first time in his career on 10/15 and made his NHL debut in Carolina’s game at NYR the following day … After returning from Carolina on the morning of 10/17, scored his first goal of the season, the Checkers’ only goal in a 2-1 loss vs. GR … Recalled to Carolina on 10/22 and played three NHL games, including one in his hometown of Calgary, before returning to the Checkers on 10/29 … Dropped the gloves with Gabriel Dumont for his only fighting major of the season vs. HAM (11/2) … Missed 26 games with a lower-body injury from 11/15-1/13 … Recorded his first multi-point game of the season with the game-winning goal on the power play and an assist vs. OKC (1/23) … Scored on his first shootout attempt of the season vs. NOR (2/16) … Set up the game-winning goal by Chad LaRose vs. IA (2/18) … Had a pair of assists in the first period of a 4-2 win vs. NOR (3/8) … Assisted on both Checkers goals, including Zach Boychuk’s game-winner with two seconds remaining in regulation, in a 2-1 win at OKC (3/14) … Recorded a career-high three points, including his first-ever two goal performance in the regular season, in a 3-2 win at IA (3/21) … Scored in consecutive games for the first time this season with another tally at IA (3/22) … Extended his goal streak to a career-best three games with his second two-goal performance in four days at NOR (3/25) … Extended his point streak to a career-best four games (5g, 2a) with an assist vs. LE (3/27) … Scored to tie the game in the third period of an eventual overtime loss vs. OKC (4/2) … Netted the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win vs. OKC (4/3), giving him goals in back-to-back games … After assisting on Brock McGinn’s game-winner with 3:39 remaining in regulation vs. RFD (4/12), suffered an upper-body injury that caused him to miss the last three games of the season.