Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has re-signed forward Brandon Sutter to a one-year contract worth an average annual value of $1.125 million.
Sutter, 32, recorded 12 points (9-3-12) and two penalty minutes in 43 games with Vancouver last season. He scored his first career hat trick on January 25 vs the Ottawa Senators, becoming the fifth member of the Sutter family to record a regular season NHL hat trick.
The 6'3", 190-pound centre led all Canucks skaters in shorthanded goals (2) in 2020.21 and achieved a career-high in face-off win percentage (55.5%). Sutter has recorded 289 points (152-137-289) in 770 games over 13 NHL seasons split between Carolina, Pittsburgh, and Vancouver. In 50 career playoff games, he has scored nine goals and nine assists (9-9-18).
Born in Huntington, New York, Sutter has represented Canada throughout his international career, helping Canada earn gold at the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Sutter was originally drafted by Carolina in the first round, 11th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He was initially acquired by Vancouver from Pittsburgh on July 28, 2015.