Ron Sutter

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Ron Sutter
Born (1963-12-02) December 2, 1963 (age 51)
Viking, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
St. Louis Blues
Quebec Nordiques
New York Islanders
Boston Bruins
San Jose Sharks
Calgary Flames
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 4th overall, 1982
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1982–2001

Ronald T. Sutter (born December 2, 1963) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is the brother of Brian, Brent, Darryl, Duane and Rich Sutter, all of whom played in the National Hockey League (NHL). He is the twin brother of Rich and was the last Sutter brother to retire from the NHL.

Playing career[edit]

Ron Sutter was drafted 4th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft, the same draft that saw his twin brother, Rich, get drafted 10th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ron and Rich both played on the Lethbridge Broncos in the WHL, and together they led that team to the Memorial Cup in 1983. Rich would only play 9 games for the Penguins after Junior, before being traded to Ron's Flyers. The three seasons that the pair played on the same team in Philadelphia were three of the best years of Ron's career.

Ron played with the Flyers until the 1991–92 season, when he was traded to the St. Louis Blues along with Murray Baron, for Dan Quinn and Rod Brind'Amour. Moreover, Rich was playing on the Blues at that time, and the two played two more seasons together. After that, Ron became somewhat of a journeyman in the NHL, playing for St. Louis, the Quebec Nordiques, New York Islanders, Boston Bruins, and San Jose Sharks within 4 seasons.

Sutter played 4 seasons with the Sharks, being coached by older brother Darryl Sutter, but most of his offensive skills had eroded, and he primarily became a defensive centre. Sutter only averaged 10 points a season in San Jose. Sutter would finish off his career with the Calgary Flames, and retired in 2001.

After retiring, Sutter worked for several seasons as a scout for the Calgary Flames.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1980–81 Lethbridge Broncos WHL 72 13 32 45 152 9 2 5 7 29
1981–82 Lethbridge Broncos WHL 59 38 54 92 207 12 6 5 11 28
1982–83 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 10 1 1 2 9
1982–83 Lethbridge Broncos WHL 58 35 48 83 98 20 22 19 41 45
1982-83 Lethbridge Broncos M-Cup 3 2 2 4 4
1983–84 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 79 19 32 51 101 3 0 0 0 22
1984–85 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 73 16 29 45 94 19 4 8 12 28
1985–86 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 75 18 42 60 159 5 0 2 2 10
1986–87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 39 10 17 27 69 16 1 7 8 12
1987–88 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 69 8 25 33 146 7 0 1 1 26
1988–89 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 55 26 22 48 80 19 1 9 10 51
1989–90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 75 22 26 48 104
1990–91 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 80 17 28 45 92
1991–92 St. Louis Blues NHL 68 19 27 46 91 6 1 3 4 8
1992–93 St. Louis Blues NHL 59 12 15 27 99
1993–94 St. Louis Blues NHL 36 6 12 18 46
Quebec Nordiques NHL 37 9 13 22 44
1994–95 New York Islanders NHL 27 1 4 5 21
1995–96 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 25 6 13 19 28
1995–96 Boston Bruins NHL 18 5 7 12 24 5 0 0 0 8
1996–97 San Jose Sharks NHL 78 5 7 12 65
1997–98 San Jose Sharks NHL 57 2 7 9 22 6 1 0 1 14
1998–99 San Jose Sharks NHL 59 3 6 9 40 6 0 0 0 4
1999–00 San Jose Sharks NHL 78 5 6 11 34 12 0 2 2 10
2000–01 Calgary Flames NHL 21 1 3 4 12
NHL totals 1093 205 328 533 1352 104 8 32 40 193

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1990 Canada WC 10 1 1 2 4
Senior int'l totals 10 1 1 2 4

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
Steve Smith
Philadelphia Flyers' first round draft pick
1982
Succeeded by
Glen Seabrooke
Preceded by
Dave Poulin
Philadelphia Flyers captain
198991
Succeeded by
Rick Tocchet