March 16, 1960 |
Viking, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
New York Islanders
|NHL Draft||17th overall, 1979
New York Islanders
Duane Calvin Sutter (born March 16, 1960) is a Canadian former forward player and former head coach in the National Hockey League. He is one of the famed six Sutter brothers to play in the NHL. As of August 22, 2011, he is a pro scout for the Edmonton Oilers.
Duane was drafted by the New York Islanders in 1979 in the 1st round and as the 17th pick overall. During the following season he made his debut for the Islanders, and as a rookie was a key contributor to the Islanders first Stanley Cup championship. Duane Sutter, who was dubbed "Dog" by his teammates because he yapped and barked before and during games, also contributed to the ensuing 1981, 1982 and 1983 Stanley Cup championships. Playing in the corners of the rink, Duane Sutter was tough but skillful. Sutter had an underrated passing ability and scoring touch.
After the 1983 Cup win, Duane had the distinction winning four Stanley Cup championships in his first four seasons of the NHL. He and Brent led all players with 7 and 5 points during the first three games of the that series.
In game 5 of the 1984 Cup finals, he committed two penalties which cost the Islanders the game, and the cup.
He played for the Blackhawks for three seasons, but after the 1989–90 season he retired.
During 1996–1998 and 2000–2003 he was a part of the coaching staff in the Florida Panthers (1996–1998 and 2002–2003 he was assistant coach and during 2000–2002 he was head coach)
Duane recently made a guest appearance in the Canadian television series, Road Hockey Rumble playing himself. He is confronted by the two hosts of the show hoping to win him over as a fan.
|1976–77||Red Deer Rustlers||AJHL||60||9||26||35||76||—||—||—||—||—|
|1977–78||Red Deer Rustlers||AJHL||59||47||53||100||218||—||—||—||—||—|
|1979–80||New York Islanders||NHL||56||15||9||24||55||21||3||7||10||74|
|1980–81||New York Islanders||NHL||23||7||11||18||26||12||3||1||4||10|
|1981–82||New York Islanders||NHL||77||18||35||53||100||19||5||5||10||57|
|1982–83||New York Islanders||NHL||75||13||19||32||118||20||9||12||21||43|
|1983–84||New York Islanders||NHL||78||17||23||40||94||21||1||3||4||48|
|1984–85||New York Islanders||NHL||78||17||24||41||174||10||0||2||2||47|
|1985–86||New York Islanders||NHL||80||20||33||53||157||3||0||0||0||16|
|1986–87||New York Islanders||NHL||80||14||17||31||169||14||0||1||1||26|
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|FLA||2000–01||46||16||20||6||4||(66)||3rd in Southeast||Missed playoffs|
|FLA||2001–02||26||6||15||2||3||(60)||4th in Southeast||(fired)|
|New York Islanders first round draft pick
|Head coach of the Florida Panthers