Suspended by Philadelphia for refusing to report to training camp, September, 1985. Announced retirement to pursue career as a professional golfer, September, 1985. Traded to Minnesota by Philadelphia with Ed Hospodar for Dave Richter and Bo Berglund, November 29, 1985.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter