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|1982 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
10 overall by Pittsburgh Penguins
December 2, 1963
Height: 5-11 Weight:
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Viking, Alberta (Canada)
Hometown: Viking, Alberta
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Centennial Cup: 1980 (Red Deer)
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as the
No. 7 WHL prospect for the 1982 NHL draft. ...
Played on line with Ron Sutter and Troy Loney for Lethbridge (WHL) in
| Debut: January 1, 1983 (N.Y. Islanders at
Numbers: 9, 23 (Pittsburgh); 15
(Philadelphia); 15 (Vancouver);
23 (St. Louis); 15 (Chicago); 23 (Tampa Bay); 20 (Toronto)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||Pittsburgh, Phil., Van.,|
STL, Chicago, TB, Tor.
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
St. Louis, Chi., Tor.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1985 (Philadelphia)
Vancouver Hume Award (Unsung Hero): 1987-88, 1988-89
St. Louis Records: Most games played in one season (84 in 1992-93,
Scouting Career: Named Minnesota pro scout on Oct. 8, 1999, prior to
team's inaugural 2000-01 season, and remained in that position until July
19, 2005. ... Named Phoenix pro scout on July 19, 2005.
Miscellaneous: Joined brother Ron as the first set of twins selected in
the same NHL draft and the first selected in the same first round. ...
Scored goal in his first game with Philadelphia on Oct. 23, 1983, vs.
Toronto. His brother Ron assisted on the goal. ... Broke four teeth when he
was hit in mouth by Mark Messier's stick in Vancouver's Oct. 23, 1988,
game vs. Edmonton. ... Missed parts of 1988-89 season with lower back
injury, suffered when he was checked by Craig Berube in Vancouver's Jan.
17, 1989, game vs. Philadelphia, and with broken nose, an injury suffered
when he was checked by Larry Playfair during Vancouver's March 24, 1989,
game at Buffalo. ... Suspended by NHL for five games in 1989-90 season for
violently slashing Glenn Anderson at 14:43 of the first period during
Vancouver's Jan. 27, 1990, game at Edmonton. Sutter had received a game
misconduct for the slashing incident. He began serving his suspension on
Feb. 19, 1990, and did not return until Vancouver's March 4,
1990, game at Edmonton. ... Played on line with Bob Bassen and Dave Lowry
for St. Louis in 1990-91. ... Missed part of 1991-92 season with concussion,
suffered during St. Louis' Nov. 1, 1991, game at Vancouver. ... Left
unprotected by St. Louis for 1993 NHL Waiver Draft. He was claimed by
Chicago on Oct. 3, 1993. Chicago coached by his brother
Darryl. ... Signed termination contract with Chicago on
July 1, 1994. ... Left unprotected by Chicago for 1994 NHL Waiver Draft, but
was not claimed by any other team. ... Released by Toronto on June 28, 1995.
He was unable to catch on with another NHL team for the 1995-96 season and opted
Lethbridge (WHL); Baltimore (AHL); Hershey (AHL); Atlanta (IHL)|
World Championships: 1999
(silver medal) (as scout)
AWARDS AND HONORS
1983-84: Played on AHL regular-season champion (Baltimore).
Personal: Full name is Richard G.
Sutter. ... Younger brother of former NHL players Brian Sutter, Darryl
Sutter, Duane Sutter and Brent Sutter. ... Twin brother of former NHL player
Ron Sutter. Rich was a few minutes older than Ron. ... Uncle 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
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
Pittsburgh traded Sutter, 1984 second-round pick (Greg Smyth) and 1984
third-round pick (David McLay) to Philadelphia in exchange for Andy Brickley,
Mark Taylor, Ron Flockhart, 1984 first-round pick (Roger Belanger) and 1984
third-round pick (later traded) on October 23, 1983.||
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