2007 Team: Red Deer (WHL)
Position: Center/Right Wing
DOB: 2-14-892007 Statistics
GP: 71 G: 20 A: 37 PTS: 57 PIM: 54Overview:
Brandon Sutter is coached in Red Deer by his father, former NHL player Brent Sutter. He comes from a long line of hockey-playing relatives, including five of his uncles.
Sutter is seen as a playmaking forward who can play center or wing. He is listed at 28th among Central Scouting’s list of North American skaters, but is 10th overall in The Hockey News
and 20th overall by the International Scouting Service. Sutter’s strengths include his overall effort and work ethic, being very smart with the puck and an ability to play in any situation. Sutter could use improvement on his conditioning and ability to finish off his scoring chances.
Sutter just completed his second full season in the WHL as an assistant captain of the Red Deer Rebels in 2006-07; he led all WHL 16-year-old rookies with 22 goals and finished seventh among all WHL rookies with 46 points in 2005-06; was nominated for Eastern Conference WHL Rookie of the Year in 2006; was a member of Team Pacific that won a silver medal at the 2006 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge; and was one of three under-age players on the 2006 gold-medal winning Team Canada at the Junior World Cup.The Flyers say…
“Brandon Sutter comes from good bloodlines, and is similar to the way his dad plays and knows the game. He plays both ends of the ice, and can play wing or center, but he’s probably going to be a center down the road. He needs to get stronger, but he’s smart and competitive.”– Director of Hockey Operations Chris PryorVideo Profile: