A member of the hockey world's most prolific family of players, forward Ron Sutter was born on December 2, 1963 in Viking, Alberta. Drafted by the Flyers in the first round, fourth overall, in the 1982 NHL Draft Ron had a long and successful career as a heart-and-soul player.
Ron and identical twin brother, Rich Sutter, played as teammates on the Flyers for three seasons (1983-84 to 1985-86). Both brothers brought the sort of gritty two-way game and toughness that are hallmarks of their famous hockey family. Their tenure together included a trip to the 1985 Stanley Cup Final against Edmonton.
Ron remained with the Flyers after Rich's departure. He was part of the leadership group on the team that reached Game Seven of the 1987 Stanley Cup Final against Edmonton. In terms of point production, Ron Sutter's best seasons saw him score 26 goals in just 55 games (1988-98) and post 60 points in 75 games in 1985-86. That year he was also the runner-up for the Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forward.
Ron became the Flyers captain during the 1990-91 season. On Sept. 22, 1991, the Flyers traded Sutter and defenseman Murray Baron to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Rod Brind'Amour and Dan Quinn. Sutter concluded his Philadelphia career with 555 regular season games and 69 playoffs to his credit, as well as 137 regular season goals, six playoff goals, 359 regular season points and 33 playoff points, 854 regular season penalty minutes and 149 playoff penalty minutes.