Brent Sutter
Brent Sutter was named head coach of the Calgary Flames on June 23, 2009.
Brent Sutter was named head coach of the Calgary Flames on June 23, 2009. Brent joined the Calgary Flames after two seasons as the bench boss of the New Jersey Devils compiling a 97-56-11 (.625) record during the regular season, and an Atlantic Division title in 2008-09. Prior to that, Brent spent eight seasons as owner, president, general manager, and head coach of the Red Deer Rebels (WHL). During that time, he led the Rebels to a 314-194-68 (.604) as the team's head coach. Brent guided the Rebels to a WHL Championship in 2001, and three consecutive WHL Eastern Conference Championships from 2001-03. In 2001, Brent was named as the WHL's top coach taking home the Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy. The Red Deer Rebels captured the Memorial Cup Championship in 2001 with Brent as the bench boss. He has represented Canada twice as the head coach guiding the National Junior team to consecutive 6-0-0 marks and gold medals at the 2005 and 2006 IIHF World Junior Championships. As a player, the Viking, Alberta native helped his country win the 1984, 1987, and 1991 Canada Cup Championships. Brent was also a member of Canada's 1986 Bronze Medal-winning World Championship team.
Brent's amassed an 18 year NHL playing career with the New York Islanders and Chicago Blackhawks. He recorded 363 goals and 466 assists for 829 points and 1,054 penalty minutes in 1,111 career regular-season games. Brent scored an additional 30 goals and 44 assists for 74 points and 164 penalty minutes in 144 career playoff games. Along with the Flames Director of Player Personnel and brother Duane, Brent was a member of New York Islanders 1982 and 1983 Stanley Cup Championship teams, and served as captain from 1987 through 1991. Sutter was traded to Chicago on October 25, 1991 and played seven more seasons, including three years under his brother Darryl. Brent retired on April 18, 1998. He was originally the New York Islanders first choice (17th overall) in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. Brent Sutter is the third youngest of seven Sutter brothers, six of whom played in the NHL. He and his wife, Connie, have two sons, Merrick and Brandon, and one daughter, Brooke. Brandon currently plays for the Carolina Hurricanes, and was their first choice (11th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.