The Kings played in an NHL record 26 games (16-10 record) before hoisting the Cup in 2014. Included in the 2014 Cup run were Game 7 road victories at San Jose, Anaheim and Chicago. In 2012, he led the Kings to their first Stanley Cup championship as the team went 16-4 in the postseason as the eighth seed and led each series three-games-to-none before being crowned champs on June 11, 2012.
Sutter and the Kings established a new team record for most wins in one season with 48 victories during the 2015-16 campaign (48-28-6, 102 points). With him at the helm, the Kings have won 40-or-more games in each of the franchise's last three seasons, going 40-27-15 with 95 points in 2014-15, and 46-28-8 with 100 points in 2013-14. The Kings regular season record was 25-13-11 with him behind the bench in 2011-12 after he took over for Terry Murray, who was relieved of his duties as head coach in December of 2011. In 2012-13, the Kings posted a winning regular season mark (27-16-5) and advanced to the postseason before losing to Chicago in the Western Conference Final. Sutter's regular season coaching record with the Kings is 186-112-45, and his postseason record with the Kings is 42-27.
Sutter, the fastest Kings head coach to 100 wins in franchise history (183 games), also this past season coached his 1,200th NHL game, becoming the 15th head coach in NHL history to reach that plateau. He also surpassed Larry Robinson (328) for third on the Kings all-time games coached list and he finished the 2015-16 regular season with 343 games coached. Sutter closed the regular season ranked second on the Kings' all-time wins list (186; surpassed Bob Pulford's 178 wins; the franchise leader is Andy Murray with 215 wins).
Sutter's teams have qualified for the postseason in 14 of his 16 seasons as a head coach, and his 595 career coaching wins rank 14th all-time. All told, his teams have eclipsed the 40-win mark eight times, the 100-point mark four times, and his clubs have finished in first place three times.
Sutter, the 24th head coach in Kings history, came to the Kings with a wealth of NHL experience. He was previously the General Manager of the Calgary Flames and he held that position from the 2003-04 season until he resigned on December 28, 2010. Sutter also served as Calgary's Head Coach from 2002-03 through 2005-06 (he held dual roles as Head Coach and General Manager from 2003-04 through 2005-06). As the Head Coach of the Flames for three seasons, Sutter compiled a 107-73-30 record in the regular season and an 18-15 record in the postseason. He led Calgary to the 2004 Stanley Cup Final and a first-place finish in the Northwest Division in 2006 when the Flames finished with a 46-25-11 record (103 points).
Sutter was the Head Coach of the San Jose Sharks for parts of six seasons (1997-98 through the start of the 2002-03 season), where he worked under Dean Lombardi, then the GM of the Sharks. Sutter was 192-167-75 in the regular season and he led San Jose to a first-place finish in the Pacific Division in 2002 (99 points).
Sutter was the Head Coach of the Chicago Blackhawks for three seasons (1992-93 through 1994-95) and served as Chicago's Assistant Coach in 1987-88 and as an Associate Coach from 1990-92. As the Blackhawks Head Coach he compiled a 110-80-26 record in the regular season and he led Chicago to a first-place finish in the division - and the best record in the Campbell Conference - in 1992-93 with a 47-25-12 record. In the 1995 postseason he led Chicago to the Western Conference Finals.
As an NHL left wing, Sutter played in 406 career games (all with the Blackhawks), recording 279 points (161-118=279) and 288 penalty minutes. He scored 20-plus goals in five of his eight NHL seasons, including a career-high 40 goals in 1980-81. Sutter, who served as Chicago's team captain from 1982-85 and again from 1986-87, also had 43 points (24-19=43) in 51 playoff games.
Darryl, 58 (8/19/58), is one of seven Sutter brothers, six of whom played in the NHL, from Viking, Alberta. He and his wife Wanda have three children: Jessie, Brett and Christopher.
As of August, 2016