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|1978 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 179 overall by Chicago Black Hawks
August 19, 1958
||Position: Left Wing
Height: 5-11 Weight: 170
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Viking, Alberta (Canada)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
AJHL MVP: 1976-77 (Red Deer)
AJHL All-Star First Team:
1976-77 (Red Deer)
AJHL Points Leader: 1976-77 (Red Deer) (133 points)
Leader: 1976-77 (Red Deer) (78 assists)
| Debut: December 13, 1979 (Chicago at
Numbers: 27 (Chicago)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired June 1987
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1992 (Chicago)
(as associate coach), 2004 (Calgary) (as general manager/head coach)
Chicago Captain: December 1982 until June 1987
Records: Most goals in one playoff year (12 in 1985, shares record), most
overtime goals in one playoff series (2 vs. Minnesota in 1985, shares record)
San Jose Records: Most career coaching wins (192), most coaching wins in
one season (44 in 2001-02), most games coached (434)
Chicago Goals Leader: 1980-81 (40)
Chicago Playoffs Points Leader: 1981 (4, tie)
Chicago Playoffs Goals
Leader: 1985 (12)
Scouting Career: Named Chicago
special-assignments scout on June 19, 1995, and remained in that position
until June 9, 1997.
Coaching Career: Named Chicago assistant coach in June 1987 and
remained in position until June 21, 1988. ... Named Chicago associate coach on
June 15, 1990, and remained in position until June 1992. ... Named Chicago
head coach in June 1992 and remained in position until June 19, 1995. ...
Named San Jose head coach on June 9, 1997, and remained in position until Dec.
1, 2002. ... Named Calgary head coach on Dec. 28, 2002, and held position into 2003-04 season.
Named Calgary general manager on April 11, 2003, and remained in that position
through 2006-07 season.
Miscellaneous: Played on line with Peter Marsh and Tom Lysiak for
Chicago in 1979-80. ... Set Chicago record (since broken) for goals in one
season by a rookie with 40 in 1980-81. ... Missed half of 1981-82 season with
infected laceration in left elbow, an injury suffered during Chicago's Nov.
27, 1981, game at Edmonton. The injury required surgery. ... Missed part of
1982-83 season with broken nose, an injury suffered when he was hit with a
high stick from Paul Higgins during Chicago's Nov. 7, 1982, game vs. Toronto.
... Missed parts of 1983-84 season with broken ribs, an injury suffered in
November 1983, and with fractured left cheekbone and damage to left eye, an
injury suffered when he was hit by teammate Doug Wilson's shot during
Chicago's Jan. 2, 1984, game at Minnesota. Missed 18 games with the severe
facial injury. ... Missed part of Chicago's 1984 training camp with right knee
injury that required arthroscopic surgery in September 1984. ... Missed parts
of 1984-85 season with bruised ribs, an injury suffered in October 1984, and
broken left ankle, an injury suffered during Chicago's Dec. 26, 1984, game at
St. Louis. ... Missed part of 1985-86 season with separated right shoulder, an
injury suffered when he was checked by Randy Moller during Chicago's Nov. 13,
1985, game vs. Quebec. The injury required surgery, and Sutter did not return
to action until Jan. 24, 1986. ... Missed part of 1986-87 season with knee
injury suffered in February 1987. During that time period, he helped Chicago
by playing role of an assistant coach. ... Stepped down as Chicago head coach
in June 1995 so that he could spend more time with his 2-year-old son,
Christopher, who was born with Down's Syndrome. At the time, he told reporters
he would never coach another NHL team because of his loyalty to the Chicago
organization. ... Missed playoffs as an NHL player or coach for the first time
in his career when he failed to get Calgary into the 2002-03 postseason. ...
Had emergency appendectomy performed on night of Sept. 9, 2004.
|Post-Draft Teams: Tomakomai (Japan); New
AWARDS AND HONORS
IHL Turner Cup: 1990 (Indianapolis) (as head
IHL Commissioners' Trophy (Coach of Year): 1989-90
Garrett Award (Rookie of Year): 1979-80 (New Brunswick)
of Year: 1978-78 (Tomakomai)
AHL All-Star Second Team: 1979-80 (New Brunswick)
Hall of Fame Achievement Award: 2000
Japan Points Leader: 1978-79 (Tomakomai) (41 points)
Leader: 1978-79 (Tomakomai) (28 goals)
Japan Assists Leader:
1978-79 (Tomakomai) (13 assists)
Coaching Career: Named Saginaw (IHL) head coach on June 21, 1988,
relocated with team to Indianapolis on June 21, 1989, and remained in that
position until June 15, 1990.
Miscellaneous: Signed to play in
Japan after junior career, but finished 1978-79 season in Chicago
organization with New Brunswick (AHL). ... Helped found Sutter Foundation in
his native Viking, Alberta. The charitable organization helps many local
Personal: Full name is Darryl John
Sutter. ... Younger brother of former
NHL player Brian Sutter. ... Older brother of former NHL players Duane Sutter,
Brent Sutter, Ron Sutter and Rich Sutter. ... Father of junior player
Brett Sutter. ... Uncle of minor-leaguer Shaun
Sutter. ... Descended from same ancestry as Gen. John A. Sutter, the man
whose discovery of gold in California led to the famous 1848 gold rush.
|Won Stanley Cup:
|Hall of Fame: