Brandon Sutter ()
2009-10: Attended the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) training camp… Assigned to Albany 9/27/09.
2008-09: Completed his first full professional season, tallying 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists) in 50 games with Carolina (NHL) and scoring 12 points (4 goals, 8 assists) in 22 contests with Albany (AHL)… Made his NHL debut with Carolina and registered one assist for his first career NHL point vs. FLA (10/8)… Scored his first NHL goal at PIT (10/23)… Tallied his second assist at NYI (10/25)… Posted assists in back-to-back games at ATL (12/26) and vs. BOS (12/27)… Skated against a team coached by his father, Brent, for the first time when Carolina defeated New Jersey (1/6)… Played in his 50th career NHL game vs. BOS (2/17)… Loaned by Carolina to Albany (AHL) (2/25)… Scored his first AHL goal of the season in his 2008-09 Albany debut at BRI (2/25)… Scored two goals, one power play and one unassisted short-handed goal at WBS (2/27)… Tallied his first AHL assist of the year vs. NOR (3/1)… Completed his two-week conditioning loan and was recalled by Carolina (NHL) (3/9)… Returned on loan to Albany (AHL) (3/16)… Tallied an assist at PHI (4/1).
Career Notes: Was a member of Team Pacific that won a silver medal at the 2006 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge... Was one of three underage players on the gold medal-winning Team Canada at the 2006 Junior World Cup... Also represented Team Canada in the 2007 Canada-Russia Super Series during the summer of 2007… His father, Brent, who coached Canada to the gold medal at the 2005 and 2006 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships, was behind Canada's bench for the series... Brent was also Brandon's head coach at Red Deer and is now the head coach of the Calgary Flames... Was the ninth member of his family drafted into the NHL, joining his father Brent (1980, 17th overall, NY Islanders), uncles Brian (1976, 20th overall, St. Louis), Darryl (1979, 179th overall, Chicago), Duane (1979, 17th overall, NY Islanders), Rich (1982, 10th overall, Pittsburgh) and Ron (1982, 4th overall, Philadelphia) and cousins Shaun (1998, 102nd overall, Calgary) and Brett (2005, 179th overall, Calgary). Signed with Carolina (NHL) on 3/26/08 and was immediately assigned to Albany (AHL) on an ATO… Made his AHL and pro hockey debut with the River Rats on 3/30/08… Recorded his first career Pro and AHL point with an assist on 4/2/08… Scored his first career Pro and AHL goal with a power play goal, the game-winner, on 4/4/08… Played in his first career professional playoff game on 4/16/08… Tallied his first career professional playoff point with an assist on 4/20/08…
Juniors: Scored 68 goals and earned 86 assists (154 points) in 205 career regular-season WHL games with Red Deer (2004-2008)… Led all WHL 16-year-olds with 22 goals during his first full season of major junior hockey in 2005-06... Nominated for WHL Rookie of the Year in 2005-06… Completed his third and final full season (2007-08) with 49 points (26 goals, 23 assists) in 59 games to lead the team in goals, assists and points… Represented Canada at the 2008 IIHF’s World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic in December and January… Played in all seven games for Team Canada, tallying one assist and a +1 rating, as the Canadians beat Sweden 3-2 in overtime in the gold medal game in Pardubice, Czech Republic.