Brody Sutter
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Brody Sutter


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7th round (193rd overall), 2011


205 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B


2008-09: Brody Sutter began his WHL career with the Saskatoon Blades but was hampered by a shoulder injury and then caught in the numbers and traded to Lethbridge. In 18 games with Saskatoon he had 2 assists and 4 PMs with an even plus/minus. In 30 games for Lethbridge, he scored 4 goals with 3 assists and was +1 with 7 PMs. Sutter saw limited ice time in ten playoff games and had 2 PMs for the Hurricanes.

2009-10: Both Sutter and the Hurricanes had a forgettable season in his second WHL season. Lethbridge won just 20 games and failed to make the playoffs while Sutter had a team worst -30 plus/minus while scoring 4 goals with 3 assists and 7 PMs. Sutter was ranked 142nd among North American skaters by Central Scouting but was not selected in the 2010 NHL Draft.

2010-11: Sutter attended Florida Panthers camp as a free agent but was not signed to a contract. He came into his own in his third WHL campaign despite nagging injuries, particularly a shoulder problem, which limited him to 46 games. Playing much of the time on a line with WHL veterans Cam Braes and Austin Fyten, Sutter scored 18 goals with 24 assists and was +1 with 35 PMs. After mising most of the first two months, Sutter had three assists in his third game of the season in early December against Moose Jaw and he was pretty much a fixture on the scoresheet for the rest of the year. Sutter was not listed on Central Scouting’s final list of North American skaters but was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 7th round (193rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

2011-12: Sutter made his pro hockey debut – skating in four games for Carolina’s AHL affiliate Charlotte – following a big season with the WHL’s Lethbridge Hurricanes. His only point with the Checkers came in the final game of the season when he scored a goal against Rockford. Sutter was Lethbridge’s leading scorer with 30 goals and 30 assists in 65 games and was minus-17 with 49 penalty minutes. The Hurricanes missed the WHL playoffs; finishing last in the Central Division. Sutter signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes in June, 2012.

2012-13: Sutter began his first pro season with Florida in the ECHL due in part to the NHL lockout. He was re-called by Carolina’s AHL affiliate in Charlotte in February and was the Checkers’ second-leading scorer in the playoffs. Sutter scored 3 goals with 2 assists and was -1 with 13 penalty minutes in 23 regular season games for Charlotte. In the five-game playoff series with Oklahoma he scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was +3 with 2 penalty minutes. Sutter skated in 37 ECHL games for the Everblades, scoring 8 goals with 8 assists, and was -3 with 13 penalty minutes.

2013-14: Sutter skated in 69 of 76 games for Carolina AHL affiliate Charlotte in his second pro season. He scored 8 goals with 20 assists and had an even plus/minus with 29 penalty minutes. Three of his eight goals were game winners. The Checkers missed the playoffs; finishing fourth in the West Division. 

2014-15: Sutter made his NHL debut in an October 16th game against the Rangers — skating in four games with the Hurricanes before being returned to AHL affiliate Charlotte. He spent the rest of his third pro season with the Checkers. Sutter was -2 with no points nor penalties, averaging 7:26 minutes of ice time with Carolina. An injury in November kept him out of the Checkers’ lineup for two months. Sutter scored a career-high 12 goals with 13 assists and was -13 with 17 penalty minutes in 45 AHL games. The Checkers missed the playoffs, finishing fourth in the West Division. The Hurricanes re-signed Sutter to a one-year contract as a restricted free agent in July 2015. 

Talent Analysis

Sutter is a big-bodied center (6’5, 203 pounds) who has improved his point production in each of his three professional seasons, registering 12 goals and 13 assists in just 45 games last season with the AHL’s Checkers. Sutter is effective defensively, using his large frame to neutralize opponents, but could use more muscle.


Sutter, who played four games with the Hurricanes in 2014-15, will be one of the Checkers’ top centers this season. He could earn a call-up to the Hurricanes if injuries occur or the team continues to reshape its lineup.

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