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Brian Sutter
Briansutter
Position Left Wing
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams St. Louis Blues
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born October 7, 1956,
Viking, Alberta
NHL Draft Round 2, 20th overall, 1976
St. Louis Blues
Pro Career 19761988

Brian Sutter (born October 7, 1956) is a retired Canadian forward and former head coach in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Sutter was born in Viking, Alberta, Canada, the second oldest of the famous Sutter brothers, six of whom have played in the NHL.

CareerEdit

PlayerEdit

Sutter was drafted by the St. Louis Blues during the 2nd round (20th overall) in the 1976 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Blues until 1988, when he retired as a player. During his on ice career, he played in three NHL All-Star Games1982, 1983, and 1985. His jersey, #11, was retired by the St. Louis Blues on December 30, 1988.

CoachingEdit

After retiring, he became the Blues head coach (1988–1992). In 1991, he won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's best coach. Sutter subsequently held head coaching positions with the Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames and Chicago Blackhawks (2001–2005). On June 21, 2005, the Blackhawks hired Dale Tallon as their new general manager; Tallon and the rebuilding Blackhawks decided not to renew Sutter's contract.

Sutter was named the head coach of the Western Hockey League's Red Deer Rebels on July 12, 2007, replacing his younger brother Brent, who left the Rebels to become the head coach of the NHL's New Jersey Devils.

On March 24, 2008, the Rebels announced that Brian Sutter had resigned as head coach of the team, citing personal reasons.

As of April, 2009, Sutter is coaching the Bentley Generals of the Chinook Hockey League.The Generals are the 2009 winners of the Allan Cup, Canada's senior men's hockey championship.

Career StatisticsEdit

                                  Regular Season              
Season  Team                    Lge   GP   G   A    Pts  PIM   
    
1974-75 Lethbridge Broncos      WCHL  53   34  47   81   134
1975-76 Lethbridge Broncos      WCHL  72   36  56   92   233
1976-77 St. Louis Blues         NHL   35   4   10   14   82
        Kansas City Blues       CHL   38   15  23   38   47
1977-78 St. Louis Blues         NHL   78   9   13   22   123
1978-79 St. Louis Blues         NHL   77   41  39   80   165
1979-80 St. Louis Blues         NHL   71   23  35   58   156
1980-81 St. Louis Blues         NHL   78   35  34   69   232
1981-82 St. Louis Blues         NHL   74   39  36   75   239
1982-83 St. Louis Blues         NHL   79   46  30   76   254  
1983-84 St. Louis Blues         NHL   76   32  51   83   162   
1984-85 St. Louis Blues         NHL   77   37  37   74   121
1985-86 St. Louis Blues         NHL   44   19  23   42   87  
1986-87 St. Louis Blues         NHL   14   3   3    6    18    
1987-88 St. Louis Blues         NHL   76   15  22   37   147  

                   NHL Totals         779  303 333  636  1786


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Preceded by
Barry Gibbs
St. Louis Blues captains
1979-88
Succeeded by
Bernie Federko
Preceded by
Bob Murdoch
Jack Adams Award Winners
1991
Succeeded by
Pat Quinn
St. Louis Blues Head Coaches
Patrick • Bowman • Arbour • Abel • McCreary • Talbot • Angotti • Young • Boivin • Francis • Plager • Berenson • Demers • Sutter • B. Plager • Berry • Keenan • Roberts • Quenneville • Kitchen • Murray
Boston Bruins Head Coaches
RossDennenyRossF. PatrickRossWeilandRossClapperBoucherL. PatrickSchmidtWatsonSchmidtSindenJohnsonGuidolinCherryCreightonSindenCheeversSindenGoringO'ReillyMilburyBownessSutterKasperBurnsKeenanFtorekO'ConnellSullivanLewisJulien
Chicago Blackhawks Head Coaches
Muldoon Stanley Lehman Gardiner Irvin Shaughnessy Tobin Iverson Matheson Gorman Loughlin Stewart Thompson Gottselig Conacher Goodfellow Abel Eddolls Ivan Pilous Reay White Pulford Johnston Magnuson Pulford Tessier Pulford Murdoch Keenan D. Sutter Hartsburg Graham Molleken Pulford Suhonen B. Sutter Yawney Savard


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