August 19, 1958 |
Viking, AB, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
|Played for||New Brunswick Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
|NHL Draft||179th overall, 1978
Darryl John Sutter (born August 19, 1958) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward and currently head coach of the National Hockey League's Los Angeles Kings. He is one of seven Sutter brothers, six of whom made the NHL (Brent, Brian, Darryl, Duane, Rich and Ron); all but Rich and Gary (the seventh Sutter brother) worked alongside Darryl in some capacity with the Calgary Flames. Sutter has also coached for the San Jose Sharks and the Chicago Blackhawks, the team with which he spent his entire NHL playing career.
As a player, Sutter spent five years in the minor leagues, including a year in Japan, where he was rookie of the year. He stands 5 foot 11 inches and his playing weight was 176 pounds. Sutter was drafted by the Chicago Black Hawks in 1978 in the 11th round as the 179th pick overall. In his NHL career as a player, he suited up only for the Blackhawks and scored 279 points (161+118) in 406 career regular season games, plus 43 points (24+19) in 51 playoffs games. He was a well respected, hard working left winger but was never an All-Star and never won the Stanley Cup as a player. His last season as a player was in 1986–87.
He was the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks for three seasons and also served as Chicago’s assistant coach in 1987-88 and as associate coach from 1990-92. He led Chicago to a first-place finish in the Norris Division—and the best record in the Campbell Conference—in 1992-93 with a 47-25-12 record (106 points), only to be swept in the opening round by their rivals the St. Louis Blues. In the lockout shortened 1994-95 season he led Chicago to the Western Conference Finals.
Darryl became head coach of the Calgary Flames on December 28, 2002. The following April, he would assume the role of GM in addition to his coaching duties.
In 2003-2004, his first full season in Calgary, he would lead the team to a 42-30-7-3 record and to game 7 of the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals. This marked the first time in seven seasons that the Calgary Flames would make the post-season.
However, it would be the Lightning who would emerge as champions, beating Calgary by a score of 2-1. Craig Conroy scored the lone goal for the Flames.
On July 12, 2006, Sutter stepped down as the Flames head coach. He has said that he found it difficult to handle the jobs of both head coach and GM of the Flames. Sutter compiled a 107–73–26 record in two-plus seasons behind the Calgary bench, joining the Flames after head coaching stints in Chicago and San Jose. The Flames promoted Jim Playfair as Sutter's replacement, but after a first-round loss to the Detroit Red Wings in 2006–07, Sutter hired Mike Keenan as head coach, with Playfair stepping back into an associate coaching role. Keenan was fired a month after the Flames were eliminated from the 2008–09 NHL playoffs at the hands of the Blackhawks. Brent Sutter, former coach of the New Jersey Devils, was selected as the new Flames coach in June 2009. On December 28, 2010, Sutter resigned as the General Manager of the Calgary Flames.
On December 17, 2011, the Kings hired Sutter mid-season as head coach, after the dismissal of his predecessor Terry Murray. His first game with the Kings was a December 22, 2011, shootout victory over rival Anaheim Ducks. Sutter led the Kings to a 25-13-11 mark in 49 games, finished third in the Pacific Division, and entered the playoffs as the 8th seed in the Western Conference. In the playoffs, they beat the 1st seed Vancouver Canucks, 2nd seed St. Louis Blues, and 3rd seed Phoenix Coyotes to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, the only team to accomplish that feat in the 119 year history of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Kings went on to defeat the New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 2 to give LA their first Stanley Cup in the 45 year history of the franchise. The Kings set several records during the playoffs winning 10 straight games on the road, and being the first team to go 3-0 in each of their playoff series.
|1974–75||Red Deer Rustlers||AJHL||60||16||20||36||43||—||—||—||—||—|
|1975–76||Red Deer Rustlers||AJHL||60||43||93||136||82||—||—||—||—||—|
|1976–77||Red Deer Rustlers||AJHL||56||55||78||133||131||—||—||—||—||—|
|1978–79||New Brunswick Hawks||AHL||19||7||6||13||6||5||1||2||3||0|
|1979–80||New Brunswick Hawks||AHL||69||35||31||66||69||12||6||6||12||8|
Head coaching record
NHL coaching record
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|CHI||1992–93||84||47||25||12||—||106||1st in Norris||Lost in first round|
|CHI||1993–94||84||39||36||9||—||87||5th in Central||Lost in first round|
|CHI||1994–95||48||24||19||5||—||53||3rd in Central||Lost in third round|
|SJ||1997–98||82||34||38||10||—||78||4th in Pacific||Lost in first round|
|SJ||1998–99||82||31||33||18||—||80||4th in Pacific||Lost in first round|
|SJ||1999–2000||82||35||30||10||7||87||4th in Pacific||Lost in second round|
|SJ||2000–01||82||40||27||12||3||95||2nd in Pacific||Lost in first round|
|SJ||2001–02||82||44||27||8||3||99||1st in Pacific||Lost in second round|
|SJ||2002–03||24||9||12||2||1||21||5th in Pacific||Fired after 24 games|
|CGY||2002–03||46||19||18||8||1||47||5th in Northwest||Missed playoffs|
|CGY||2003–04||82||42||30||7||3||94||3rd in Northwest||Lost in Stanley Cup final|
|CGY||2005–06||82||46||25||-||11||103||1st in Northwest||Lost in first round|
|LA||2011–12||49||25||13||-||11||95||3rd in Pacific||Won Stanley Cup|
|LA||2012–13||48||27||16||-||5||59||2nd in Pacific||Lost in conference finals|
Minor league coaching record
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|SAG||1988–89||82||46||26||10||102||2nd in East||Lost in first round|
|IND||1989–90||82||53||21||8||114||1st in West||Won Turner Cup|
- CP (2011-12-20). "Kings name Darryl Sutter new head coach". TSN. Retrieved 2011-12-20.
- Beacham, Greg (December 2, 2002). "Slumping Sharks Fire Sutter, Assistants". San Jose Mercury News. Associated Press. Archived from the original on December 2, 2002.
- LeBrun, Pierre (December 14, 2011). "Source: Kings eye Darryl Sutter". ESPN.com. ESPNLosAngeles.com.
- "LA Kings rock NJ Devils 6-1 in Game 6 at Staples Center to win franchise's first Stanley Cup". NY Daily News. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
- NHL.com - Kings make history, poised to make more - Bracket Challenge - 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs
|Chicago Black Hawks/Blackhawks captain
Bob Murray, 1985–86
|Head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks
|Head coach of the San Jose Sharks
|Head coach of the Calgary Flames
|General Manager of the Calgary Flames
|Head coach of the Los Angeles Kings