Gregg Sutch

Hometown:

Scarborough Ontario, Canda

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1992-02-09

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

5th round (143rd overall), 2010

Weight:

193 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2009-10: In a second OHL season, Gregg would suit up with Mississauga, though he would find season cut short by injuries. In his 43 games, the winger would be good for 8 points.

2010-11: Sutch played a two-way role and provided physical play in his second year with Mississauga St. Michael's. In 53 games, he scored 8 goals with 20 assists and had 79 PMs and was +20  on a Majors' team that had the top record in the OHL. In the post season, the Majors advanced to the playoff finals and competed in the Memorial Cup as the host team. In nine OHL playoff games, Sutch saw limited ice time after suffering a wrist injury and was scoreless and -1 with 4 PMs. He appeared in four of the Majors' five games at the Memorial Cup and was scoreless and -1.

Talent Analysis

Sutch is a physical winger who is relentless on the fore-check. He lacks much offensive upside but he makes up for it with grittiness and heart. He still needs to develop his skating and learn to control himself on the ice to eliminate some of the bad penalties he takes but he made strides in other areas during the 2010-11 season. His defensive game showed improvement and he posted career high totals in every statistical category. Sutch was traded during the off-season in 2011 from Mississauga to Barrie.

 

Future

Sutch was not signed by the Sabres and was not chosen in the 2012 NHL Draft.  He is now a free agent.

 

2010 NHL Draft: Buffalo Sabres squander draft year on busted defensive prospects

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Photo: Mark Pysyk missed the last two months of this season after collapsing during a pickup basketball game. (Courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Mark Pysyk missed the last two months of this season after collapsing during a pickup basketball game. (Courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

The Buffalo Sabres needed a facelift at the 2010 NHL Draft. Once a high-flying scoring machine, the Sabres never adequately addressed the departures of co-captains Chris Drury and Danny Briere in 2007. With a potential franchise defenseman in Tyler Myers and the emergence of Ryan Miller as an elite goaltender, the Sabres nevertheless decided that they needed to re-tool from the back end out. It was a strange move, given that the team’s 207 goals allowed in 2009-10 season were the fewest in seven years—a big reason why they managed to capture a division title after failing to make the playoffs in the two previous seasons. Read more»

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