2014-15: Skated in 9:20 in his NHL debut vs. PHI, Dec. 29 Recalled from Portland (AHL), Dec. 28 Recorded 4-4-8 with 4 PIM and a plus-2 rating in 29 games with the Pirates.
2013-14: Appeared in 2 games with Portland Made his professional debut on Apr. 16 versus Albany Totaled 26-35-61 and a plus-25 rating in 65 games with Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) Finished 3rd on the team in scoring, 4th in assists and 3rd in goals.
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